Alms ( noun , verb )

(As a noun)

Alms ( noun )

  1. Money or goods given to the poor.
  2. Something given or done as an expression of pity or compassion.

Origin:

Middle english, from old english ælmesse, from latin eleemosyna, from greek eleēmosynē, from eleēmosynos merciful, from eleos mercy.

Examples:

  1. He gave alms to the beggar on the street corner.
  2. The church collected alms for the homeless shelter.
  3. The charity organization provides alms to the needy families.
  4. She felt compelled to give alms to the old man sitting on the sidewalk.
  5. The monastery was supported by the alms of the faithful.

(As a verb)

Alms ( verb )

  1. Money or goods given to the poor.
  2. Something given or done as an expression of pity or compassion.

Origin:

Middle english, from old english ælmesse, from latin eleemosyna, from greek eleēmosynē, from eleēmosynos merciful, from eleos mercy.

Examples:

  1. He gave alms to the beggar on the street corner.
  2. The church collected alms for the homeless shelter.
  3. The charity organization provides alms to the needy families.
  4. She felt compelled to give alms to the old man sitting on the sidewalk.
  5. The monastery was supported by the alms of the faithful.
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