lähmen

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lemen, lemmen, from Old High German lemmen, from Proto-Germanic *lamjaną, derived from *lamaz (lame), whence German lahm (lame). The simplification of the geminate and subsequent lengthening of the vowel by analogy with this underlying adjective.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛːmən/, [ˈlɛː-], [ˈleː-], [-mən], [-mn̩], [-mm̩]
  • (file)
  • Homophone: Lehmen (some speakers, especially northern and eastern regions)

Verb[edit]

lähmen (weak, third-person singular present lähmt, past tense lähmte, past participle gelähmt, auxiliary haben)

  1. to paralyze
    Synonym: paralysieren (chiefly figurative)

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