What is the word palm mean?
1. : the somewhat concave part of the human hand between the bases of the fingers and the wrist or the corresponding part of the forefoot of a lower mammal. : a flat expanded part especially at the end of a base or stalk (as of an anchor) 3.
Where did the word palm come from?
From Middle English palme, from Old English palm, palma (“palm-tree, palm-branch”), from Latin palma (“palm-tree, palm-branch, palm of the hand”), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂, *pl̥h₂emeh₂ (“palm of the hand”), from Proto-Indo-European *pleh₂- (“flat”).
Why is palm called palm?
tropical tree of the order Palmae; the date-palm, Middle English palme, from Old English palma, Old French palme, both from Latin palma "palm tree," originally "palm of the hand;" the tree so called from the shape of its leaves, like fingers of a hand (see palm (n. 1)).Dec 22, 2019
What is the spiritual meaning of the palm?
The palm branch is a symbol of victory, triumph, peace, and eternal life originating in the ancient Near East and Mediterranean world. The palm (Phoenix) was sacred in Mesopotamian religions, and in ancient Egypt represented immortality.
What kind of word is palm?
Palm can be a verb or a noun.
What type of word is palm?
Noun. palm (plural palms) The inner and somewhat concave part of the human hand that extends from the wrist to the bases of the fingers.
Is Palm a common noun?
common name for a tree of the genus Arecaceae usually characterised by having a single stem or trunk, directly from which sprout several leaves or fronds giving a shape like an outstretched hand.
What does palms verb mean?
palmed; palming; palms. transitive verb. : to conceal in or with the hand. palm a card. : to take or pick up stealthily.