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HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lám

  1. indefinite dative plural of

KlallamEdit

NounEdit

lám

  1. beer

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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
      to him [there is] teaching by day and labor with hands by night
    • 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

InflectionEdit

Feminine ā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative lámL láimL lámaH
Vocative lámL láimL lámaH
Accusative láimN láimL lámaH
Genitive láimeH, láme, lámae lámL lámN
Dative láimL lámaib lámaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Irish: lámh
  • Manx: laue
  • Scottish Gaelic: làmh
  • Old Norse: lámr

MutationEdit

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.

ReferencesEdit