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hame  (n.)  Old English, Welsh, Old French, Middle Dutch, Germanic for Home


To settle, dwell, be home.
Derivatives include home, hangar, and situate.
1. a. home, from Old English hm, home; b. Niflheim, from Old Norse heimr, home; c. haimish, from Old High German heim, home; d. hame, from Middle Dutch hame, hame (< “covering”); e. hamlet, from Old French ham, village, home; f. haunt, from Old French hanter, to frequent, haunt, from Germanic *haimatjan, to go or bring home; g. hangar, from Old French hangard, shelter, possibly from Germanic *haimgardaz (*gardaz, enclosure; see gher-1). a–g all from Germanic *haimaz, home.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by the Houghton Mifflin Company. All rights reserved.

(also name given by locals to their home planet, Trantor... see: Foundation Trilogy, by Isaac Asamov)





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