Almesse
Almesse \Alm"esse\, n. See {Alms}. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

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  • almesse — sb. == alms. RG. 330 …   Oldest English Words

  • almesse — almes(se obs. form of alms …   Useful english dictionary

  • Alms — ([add]mz), n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. elehmosy nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. eleei^n to pity. Cf. {Almonry}, {Eleemosynary}.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Tenure by free alms — Alms Alms ([add]mz), n. sing. & pl. [OE. almes, almesse, AS. [ae]lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. elehmosy nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. eleei^n to pity. Cf. {Almonry}, {Eleemosynary}.] Anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Simon Fish — (d. 1531) was a 16th century Protestant reformer and English propagandist. Fish is best known for helping to spread William Tyndale’s New Testament and for authoring the vehemently anti clerical pamphlet Supplication for the Beggars (also spelled …   Wikipedia

  • alms — noun (plural alms) Etymology: Middle English almesse, almes, from Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna alms, from Greek eleēmosynē pity, alms, from eleēmōn merciful, from eleos pity Date: before 12th century 1. archaic …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • alms — /ahmz/, n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy; anything given as charity: The hands of the beggars were outstretched for alms. [bef. 1000; ME almes, almesse, OE aelmesse (cf. OS alamosna, OHG… …   Universalium

  • Amner — This rare and interesting name is of French origin and is an occupational name for an almoner, an important position in medieval society. The almoner would be responsible for the distribution of alms, the charitable relief of the poor, and would… …   Surnames reference

  • alms — [a:mz US a:mz, a:lmz] n [plural] literary [: Old English; Origin: Almesse, Alms, from Late Latin eleemosyna, from Greek, from eleos pity ] money, food etc given to poor people in the past …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • alms — [[t]ɑmz[/t]] n. (used with a sing. or pl. v.) money, food, or other donations given to the poor or needy • Etymology: bef. 1000; ME almes, almesse, OE ælmesse « LL elēmosynae (pl.) charity, alms; see eleemosynary …   From formal English to slang

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