arm [-s] n
OE < Germanic < IE ar-, fit, join.
- Power; might; strength.
- Protection; refuge.
- Any limb-like feature extending from a large mass.
- Transport; translation; death and resurrection; means of transition from mortality to the afterlife.
- Weapon; [metonymy] gallantry; protection of a knight in armor.
- Limb extending from shoulder to hand.
- Phrase. “Arm in arm”: together; in close communion.
see arms, plural n.
- Fortify; put on protect itself; gird to defend itself.