lamp

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lampe, from Old French lampe ‎(lamp, light), from Latin lampas ‎(torch, lamp, light), from Ancient Greek λαμπάς ‎(lampás, torch, lamp, beacon, light, meteor), from Proto-Indo-European *lāp- ‎(to shine). Cognate with Lithuanian lópė ‎(light), Welsh llachar ‎(bright). Replaced Middle English leohtfet, lihtfat ‎(lamp, sconce, candlestick), from Old English lēohtfæt ‎(lamp, lantern, torch, light, literally light-vat, light-vessel).

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Noun[edit]

lamp ‎(plural lamps)

  1. A device that generates heat, light or other radiation. Especially an electric light bulb.
  2. A device containing oil, burnt through a wick for illumination; an oil lamp.
  3. A piece of furniture holding one or more electric light sockets.

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Verb[edit]

lamp ‎(third-person singular simple present lamps, present participle lamping, simple past and past participle lamped)

  1. (slang) To hit, clout, belt, wallop.
  2. To hunt at night using a lamp; see lamping.
  3. (slang) To hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular.

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Noun[edit]

lamp f ‎(plural lampen, diminutive lampje n)

  1. lamp

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Old English[edit]

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lamp

  1. first-person singular present of limpan
  2. third-person singular present of limpan

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

IE *leuk- ‘light, brightness’,

Noun[edit]

lamp f (plural lampau)

  1. lamp

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