lámh

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

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

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Noun[edit]

lámh f ‎(genitive singular láimhe, nominative plural lámha)

  1. hand (part of the forelimb; pointer of a clock; style of penmanship); arm
  2. handle
  3. signature
  4. measure
    1. (of horse) four inches
    2. (of fish, plants, etc.) three

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References[edit]

  • "lámh" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • lám” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.