alms

alms n

OE ├Žlmysse < Gk eleos, mercy, compassion.

  1. Donation; contribution; freewill offering; financial aid for the needy; gratuitous gift for the poor; (see Acts 3:2-3); [fig.] kindness; favor; blessing; service.
  2. Petition; appeal; entreaty; plea; supplication; request for a favor.