lamp

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English[edit]

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A desk lamp
A halogen lamp

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English laumpe, lampe, borrowed 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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Descendants[edit]

  • Tok Pisin: lam
  • Korean: 램프 (raempeu)

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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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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lamp, from Middle Dutch lampe, from Old French lampe, from Latin lampas (lamp; torch; lantern), from Ancient Greek λαμπάς (lampás, torch; lamp), from λάμπω (lámpō, shine), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- (glow).

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Noun[edit]

lamp (plural lampe, diminutive lampje)

  1. lamp

Cimbrian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lamp, from Old High German lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz. Cognate with German Lamm, Dutch lam, English lamb, Icelandic lamb.

Noun[edit]

lamp n (plural lémperdiminutive lèmple)

  1. (Sette Comuni) lamb

References[edit]

  • “lamp” in Martalar, Umberto Martello; Bellotto, Alfonso (1974) Dizionario della lingua Cimbra dei Sette Communi vicentini, 1st edition, Roana, Italy: Instituto di Cultura Cimbra A. Dal Pozzo

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch lampe, from Old French lampe, from Latin lampas (lamp; torch; lantern), from Ancient Greek λαμπάς (lampás, torch; lamp), from λάμπω (lámpō, shine), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *leh₂p- (glow).

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lamp f (plural lampen, diminutive lampje n)

  1. lamp
  2. (electronics, informal) vacuum tube, thermionic valve
    Synonyms: radiolamp, buis, elektronenbuis, radiobuis

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Estonian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Low German lampe or German Lampe.

Noun[edit]

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

  1. lamp

Declension[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

  1. (colloquial) random
    See on mingi lamp vend.
    He's some random dude.

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Etymology 2[edit]

Onomatopoeic. Compare lame (flat), lamama (to lay down).

Adjective[edit]

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

  1. flat (as in flat-footed)
    Joosepil on lampis jalad.
    Joosep has flat feet.

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Usage notes[edit]

Mostly used in the context of flat feet.


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lamp

  1. Alternative form of laumpe

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lamp

  1. first/third-person singular present of limpan

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lamp

  1. genitive plural of lampa

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

lamp (third-person singular present lamps, present participle lampin, past lampt, past participle lampt)

  1. (intransitive) To run wild; to scamper.
  2. (intransitive) To go jauntily.

Veps[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lamp

  1. lamp

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of lamp
nominative sing. lamp
genitive sing. lampan
partitive sing. lampad
partitive plur. lampoid
singular plural
nominative lamp lampad
accusative lampan lampad
genitive lampan lampoiden
partitive lampad lampoid
essive-instructive lampan lampoin
translative lampaks lampoikš
inessive lampas lampoiš
elative lampaspäi lampoišpäi
illative ? lampoihe
adessive lampal lampoil
ablative lampalpäi lampoilpäi
allative lampale lampoile
abessive lampata lampoita
comitative lampanke lampoidenke
prolative lampadme lampoidme
approximative I lampanno lampoidenno
approximative II lampannoks lampoidennoks
egressive lampannopäi lampoidennopäi
terminative I ? lampoihesai
terminative II lampalesai lampoilesai
terminative III lampassai
additive I ? lampoihepäi
additive II lampalepäi lampoilepäi

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Zajceva, N. G.; Mullonen, M. I. (2007), “лампа, светильник”, in Uz’ venä-vepsläine vajehnik / Novyj russko-vepsskij slovarʹ [New Russian–Veps Dictionary], Petrozavodsk: Periodika

Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

IE *leuk- ‘light, brightness’,

Noun[edit]

lamp f (plural lampau)

  1. lamp

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