Origin of hameMiddle English from MDu, horse collar, akin to Old Norse hamr from Indo-European base an unverified form ?em-, to cover from source heaven
Origin of hameMiddle English from Middle Dutch; see tkei- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English hame, home, from Old English hama, homa (“a cover, skin”), from Proto-Germanic *hamô (“clothes, skirt”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (“cover, clothes”). Cognate with Danish ham (“skin, bladder, figure”), Danish hams (“shell, sleeve”). More at heaven.
From Middle English, from Middle Dutch hame (“horse collar, harness, fishnet”), from Old Dutch *hamo, from Proto-Germanic *hamô (“fishnet, collar for a horse”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱam- (“part of a harness”). Cognate with Middle Low German ham, hame (“collar, fishnet”), Old High German hamo (“sack-like fishnet”) (Modern German dialectal Hame, Hamen (“hand fishnet”), Ham (“horse collar”)).
- Scottish form of home
- Alternative form of halm.
From earlier haum, haume.