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Hanya holm

[hohlm] /hoʊlm/

Hanya [hahn-ye] /ˌhɑn yɛ/ (Show IPA), 1895?–1992, U.S. dancer, choreographer, and teacher; born in Germany.
noun (dialect, mainly Northwest English)
an island in a river, lake, or estuary
low flat land near a river
short for holm oak
(mainly Brit) a dialect word for holly

late Old English, from Old Norse holmr “small island, especially in a bay or river,” also “meadow by a shore,” or cognate Old Danish hulm “low lying land,” from Proto-Germanic *hul-maz, from PIE root *kel- “to rise, be elevated, be prominent; hill” (see hill). Obsolete, but preserved in place names. Cognate Old English holm (only attested in poetic language) meant “sea, ocean, wave.”


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