lamb

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English[edit]

A sheep and lambs.

Etymology[edit]

Old English lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (compare Dutch lam, German Lamm, Swedish lamm), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁l̥h₁onbʰos (compare Scottish Gaelic lon (elk), Ancient Greek έλαφος (élaphos, red deer)), enlargement of *h₁elh₁én. More at elk.

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Noun[edit]

lamb (plural lambs or lambren)

  1. A young sheep.
  2. The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.
  3. (figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.
  4. A simple, unsophisticated person.
  5. (finance, slang) One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.

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Verb[edit]

lamb (third-person singular simple present lambs, present participle lambing, simple past and past participle lambed)

  1. (intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) To assist (sheep) to give birth.
    The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[edit]

lamb n (genitive singular lambs, plural lomb)

  1. lamb (both the animal and meat)
  2. (cards, stýrivolt) seven of the chosen cards (trump seven)

Declension[edit]

n8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lamb lambið lomb lombini
Accusative lamb lambið lomb lombini
Dative lambi lambinum lombum lombunum
Genitive lambs lambsins lamba lambanna

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lamb

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌱

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

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Noun[edit]

lamb n (genitive singular lambs, nominative plural lömb)

  1. a lamb

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[edit]

lamb n

  1. lamb

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[edit]

lamb n (genitive lambs, plural lǫmb)

  1. a lamb

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  • Norwegian: lam
  • Swedish: lamm; (older and dialectal) lamb (Old Swedish lamb)

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[edit]

lamb n

  1. lamb

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