Shawm vs Hawm - What's the difference?

shawm | hawm |


As nouns the difference between shawm and hawm

is that shawm is a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with conical wooden body while hawm is (straw).

As a verb hawm is

(uk|dialect) to lounge; to loiter.

shawm

English

(wikipedia shawm)

Noun

(en noun)
  • a mediaeval double reed wind instrument with conical wooden body
  • :* 1985': There are four flutes, a harp of twenty strings, a mournful '''shawm , and a number of drums of oxhide, some to be struck, others spanked. — Anthony Burgess, ''Kingdom of the Wicked
  • Synonyms

    * zurna

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    hawm

    English

    Etymology 1

    Uncertain.

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (UK, dialect) To lounge; to loiter.
  • (Tennyson)

    Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (straw)
  • (Webster 1913)