lám

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Contraction of látom ‎(I see), lát ‎(to see) +‎ -om ‎(personal suffix).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Interjection[edit]

lám

  1. you see! well! lo! there!
    Lám, lám, végre találkoztunk!‎ ― Well, well, we've finally met!
  2. (dialectal) Used in the expression hadd lám ‎(let me see). Here lám is the contraction of lássam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ISBN 963 7094 01 6

Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

lám

  1. indefinite dative plural of

Old Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā (compare Welsh llaw), from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂ ‎(palm, hand) (compare Latin palma, Greek παλάμη ‎(palámē)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lám f ‎(genitive láme or láime or lámae, nominative plural láma)

  1. hand
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 9a5
      precept dosom fri dei et saithar ho lámaib in nocte
      glosses operantes manibus nostris
    • c. 875, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 36b1
      ind lám glosses manu
  2. arm
    • c. 845, St. Gall Glosses on Priscian, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1975, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. II, pp. 49–224, Sg. 68a1
      doe láme glosses lacertus
  3. hand (as a unit of length)
  4. (abstract, figuratively) prowess, accomplishment, power

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lám
also llám after a proclitic
lám
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
lám
also llám after a proclitic
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

References[edit]

  • lám” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.