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- n. Silence.
- interj. Silence; hush
- adj. Silent; glum.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- interj. Silence; hush.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Silence: also used as an exclamation to command silence.
- Silent; glum.
- An obsolete or dialectal preterit of climb.
- To handle roughly.
- To clutch.
From Middle English clum, clom ("silence"), perhaps for *clomen (“stiff, numb”), past participle of *cleomen ("to be stiff"; compare Middle English acleomen ("to be stiff")), related to Middle English clumsen, clomsen ("to be stiff, be numb"), Dutch kleumen ("to be stiff from cold"); or perhaps representing Old English clom, clam, clamm ("band, bond, fetter, chain, grip, grasp"). More at clam. (Wiktionary)