Definitions for ALMSɑmz
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money or goods contributed to the poor
Something given to the poor as charity, such as money, clothing or food.
anything given gratuitously to relieve the poor, as money, food, or clothing; a gift of charity
Origin: [OE. almes, almesse, AS. lmysse, fr. L. eleemosyna, Gr. 'elehmosy`nh mercy, charity, alms, fr. 'eleei^n to pity. Cf. Almonry, Eleemosynary.]
Alms or almsgiving involves giving materially to another as an act of virtue. It exists in a number of religions and regions. The word, in the modern English language, comes from the Old English ælmesse, ælmes, from Late Latin eleemosyna, from Greek ἐλεημοσύνη eleēmosynē "pity, alms", from ἐλεήμων eleēmōn "merciful", from ἔλεος eleos "pity".
AMSL, lams, mals, slam
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
The greatest giver of alms is cowardice.
Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.
Walking does good to the fat and giving alms does good to the sinners; these both make one feel lighter!
Time hath a wallet at his back, wherein he puts. Alms for oblivion, a great-sized monster of ingratitudes.
Pride not thyself on thy religious works, Give to the poor, but talk not of thy gifts: By pride religious merit melts away, The merit of thy alms, by ostentation.
Translations for ALMS
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- almoinaCatalan, Valencian
- limosna, caridadSpanish
- 施し物, 施しJapanese
- almisseNorwegian Nynorsk
- милостыня, подаяниеRussian
- của bố thíVietnamese
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