From Middle High German. Lump (“cad”) is originally the same word. Compare German Lappen (“cloth, rag”) as well as the now obsolete verbs lampen (“to hang limply”), lumpen (“to hang limply, to limp”) and English limp, all probably from Proto-Germanic *limpaną (“to glide, go, suit”), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *(s)lemb-, *(s)lembʰ- (“to hang loosely, hang limply”). Compare Sanskrit लम्बते (lambate, “hangs down”) and Latin limbus (“edge, border”).
Lumpen m (genitive Lumpens, plural Lumpen)
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- Lumpen in Duden online