Middle English Dictionary Entry

arm adj.
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

1.
(a) Poor, poverty-stricken; as noun: needy person; edi and ~, rich and poor; (b) miserable, unfortunate; unhappy, sad; as noun: miserable one, unhappy man; (c) ~ lif, wretched life, i.e. life on earth; ~ whil, unhappy time, weary hour.