Harm vs Hawm - What's the difference?
As a proper noun harm
is , low german, derived from herman, meaning "army man".
As a verb hawm is
(uk|dialect) to lounge; to loiter.
As a noun hawm is
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Injury; hurt; damage; detriment; misfortune.
* , chapter=13
The Mirror and the Lamp
, passage=And Vickers launched forth into a tirade very different from his platform utterances. He spoke with extreme contempt of the dense stupidity exhibited on all occasions by the working classes. He said that if you wanted to do anything for them, you must rule them, not pamper them. Soft heartedness caused more harm
That which causes injury, damage, or loss.
* (William Shakespeare)
- We, ignorant of ourselves, / Beg often our own harms .
* Adjectives often applied to "harm": bodily, physical, environmental, emotional, financial, serious, irreparable, potential, long-term, short-term, permanent, lasting, material, substantial.
To cause injury to another; to hurt; to cause damage to something.
* do no harm
* harm's way
(UK, dialect) To lounge; to loiter.