lam

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See also: Lam, Lam., l-am, làm, and lăm

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lemja.

Noun[edit]

lam (uncountable)

  1. Used in the expression on the lam to mean that a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.

Verb[edit]

lam (third-person singular simple present lams, present participle lamming, simple past and past participle lammed)

  1. (transitive) To beat or thrash

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Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lam (plural lams)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, . It is preceded by ك and followed by م.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lami.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lam (neuter lamt, definite and plural lamme)

  1. lame

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lamb.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lam n (singular definite lammet, plural indefinite lam)

  1. lamb
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lamp, lam, from Old Dutch *lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz. Cognate with lamb, German Lamm.

Noun[edit]

lam n (plural lammeren, diminutive lammetje n)

  1. A lamb, the young of a sheep
  2. (metonymically) The meat - or fleece/wool produce of a lamb; a dish prepared from lamb's meat
  3. (figuratively) A gentle person, especially an innocent child
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz. Cognate with lame, German lamm.

Adjective[edit]

lam (comparative lammer, superlative lamst)

  1. lame, unable to move, paralyzed
  2. (informal) very drunk
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Hausa[edit]

Noun[edit]

lam f

  1. Letter of the Arabic alphabet: ل

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lam

  1. rafsi of lamji.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lamb

Noun[edit]

lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma or lammene)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lamb

Noun[edit]

lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laimą.

Noun[edit]

lām n

  1. clay, loam

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Common Proto-Germanic *lamaz, whence also Old English lama, Old Norse lami

Adjective[edit]

lam

  1. lame

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Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lam

  1. genitive plural of lama

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lam

  1. lame, unable to move any limbs
  2. (slang) lame, inefficient, imperfect, almost ridiculously so
    Det var ett lamt försök. Gör ditt bästa istället!
    That was a lame attempt. Do your best instead!

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Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese, from

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): /l̪aːm˧˧/
  • (Huế) IPA(key): /laːm˧˧/
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): /l̻ʲaːm˧˥/

Adjective[edit]

lam

  1. royal blue


Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Arm and English arm.

Noun[edit]

lam (plural lams)

  1. arm
  2. blade
  3. sharp blade

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