Definitions and meaning of olm
From German Olm, of uncertain origin.
olm (plural olms)
- Proteus anguinus, a cave-dwelling neotenous salamander with external gills, found along the coast from northeastern Italy to Montenegro.
- 1990, Jerry Pallotta, The Frog Alphabet Book, unnumbered page,
- O is for Olm. The Olm has teeny-weeny legs. Its eyes are covered with skin and it can barely see. Olms live in caves where there is hardly any light.
- 2007, Ross Piper, Extraordinary Animals: An Encyclopedia of Curious and Unusual Animals, page 266,
- A fully grown olm is around 30 cm with a sinuous body and long tail. There are two pairs of stumpy legs and three pairs of feathery gills behind the head. In its natural environment, the olm is pink with semitranslucent skin.
- 2012, Michael Hearst, Unusual Creatures, page 74,
- Also known as the proteus, the olm is a blind amphibian found only in the underwater caves of southern Europe, specifically parts of Italy, Croatia, and Slovenia.
- 2012, Ana Maria Rodriguez, Vampire Bats, Giant Insects, and Other Mysterious Animals of the Darkest Caves, page 32,
- Olms have special sensors inside their ears that detect sound waves in the water as well as vibrations from the ground.
- olm on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
olm m (plural olms)
- Alternative form of om (“elm”)
- “olm” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
- “olm” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
- “olm” in Diccionari català-valencià-balear, Antoni Maria Alcover and Francesc de Borja Moll, 1962.
From Middle Dutch olm, from Old Dutch (only attested in toponyms), from Proto-Germanic *elmaz.
- IPA(key): /ɔlm/
- Hyphenation: olm
- Rhymes: -ɔlm
olm m (plural olmen, diminutive olmpje n)
- An elm, tree of the genus Ulmus.
From Old Norse olmr
olm (neuter singular olmt, definite singular and plural olme, comparative olmere, indefinite superlative olmest, definite superlative olmeste)
- angry, mad, furious, wrathful
Not very commonly used. Mostly it appears idiomatically in the terms olm som en okse (“furious like a bull”) and et olmt blikk (“glower”).
- olme (rare, dialectal)
- olm som en okse
- olmt blikk
- “olm” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
- “olm” in The Ordnett Dictionary
Unknown. Probably related to adulmeca, and possibly urmă. One theory is a Vulgar Latin root *olmen, ultimately from Latin oleō.
olm n (plural olmuri)
- (obsolete) perfume, fragrance
- a kind of blind cave-dwelling salamander.
(source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)