Scottish National Dictionary (1700–)

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GLOM, n. Also glome, gloam. [glo:m] A fishermen's tabu-name or sea-term for the moon (Sh. 1866 Edm. Gl., gloam, 1908 Jak. (1928)). Also deriv. glo(a)mer (Sh. 1910 Old-Lore Misc. III. i. 39). Cf. glintie s.v. Glint.

[O.N. glámr, a poet. name for the moon, prop. the pale-yellow one.]

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"Glom n.". Dictionary of the Scots Language. 2004. Scottish Language Dictionaries Ltd. Accessed 16 Feb 2019 <>



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