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lam

  1. (international standards) ISO 639-2 & ISO 639-3 language code for Lamba.

English

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Etymology 1

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From Middle English lamen, lemen, from Old English lemian and Old Norse lemja; both from Proto-Germanic *lamjaną.

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Verb

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lam (third-person singular simple present lams, present participle lamming, simple past and past participle lammed)

  1. (transitive, informal) To beat or thrash.
    • 1930, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mule Bone, Act II, Scene 2, in The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 5: The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move, edited by Leslie Catherine Sanders, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002, p. 102,
      An' fo' I knowed it, he done picked up that bone an' lammed me ovah de head wid it.
    • 1953, C. S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Collins, published 1998, Chapter:
      They lammed each other on the head with great, clumsy stone hammers; but their skulls were so hard that the hammers bounced off again []
  2. (intransitive, dated, slang) To flee or run away.
    • 1947, Bill Finger, World's Finest Comics #30, "The Penny Plunderers!", p. 4:
      [Gangster running away:] Batman and Robin! Let's lam!
    • 1957, Jack Kerouac, chapter 1, in On the Road, Viking Press, →OCLC, part 1:
      [] and she was so mad and so down deep vindictive that she reported to the police some false trumped-up hysterical crazy charge, and Dean had to lam from Hoboken.

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lam (plural lams)

  1. (slang) A flight or escape.
    on the lam
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Etymology 2

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From Arabic لَام (lām), the name of the letter ل (l).

Noun

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lam (plural lams)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, ل (l). It is preceded by ك (k) and followed by م (m).

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Afrikaans

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Etymology

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From Dutch lam.

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lam (plural lammers)

  1. lamb

Azerbaijani

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Arabic لَام (lām).

Noun

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lam (definite accusative lamı, plural lamlar)

  1. the Arabic letter ل

Declension

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    Declension of lam
singular plural
nominative lam
lamlar
definite accusative lamı
lamları
dative lama
lamlara
locative lamda
lamlarda
ablative lamdan
lamlardan
definite genitive lamın
lamların
    Possessive forms of lam
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) lamım lamlarım
sənin (your) lamın lamların
onun (his/her/its) lamı lamları
bizim (our) lamımız lamlarımız
sizin (your) lamınız lamlarınız
onların (their) lamı or lamları lamları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) lamımı lamlarımı
sənin (your) lamını lamlarını
onun (his/her/its) lamını lamlarını
bizim (our) lamımızı lamlarımızı
sizin (your) lamınızı lamlarınızı
onların (their) lamını or lamlarını lamlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) lamıma lamlarıma
sənin (your) lamına lamlarına
onun (his/her/its) lamına lamlarına
bizim (our) lamımıza lamlarımıza
sizin (your) lamınıza lamlarınıza
onların (their) lamına or lamlarına lamlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) lamımda lamlarımda
sənin (your) lamında lamlarında
onun (his/her/its) lamında lamlarında
bizim (our) lamımızda lamlarımızda
sizin (your) lamınızda lamlarınızda
onların (their) lamında or lamlarında lamlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) lamımdan lamlarımdan
sənin (your) lamından lamlarından
onun (his/her/its) lamından lamlarından
bizim (our) lamımızdan lamlarımızdan
sizin (your) lamınızdan lamlarınızdan
onların (their) lamından or lamlarından lamlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) lamımın lamlarımın
sənin (your) lamının lamlarının
onun (his/her/its) lamının lamlarının
bizim (our) lamımızın lamlarımızın
sizin (your) lamınızın lamlarınızın
onların (their) lamının or lamlarının lamlarının

Further reading

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  • lam” in Obastan.com.

Danish

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse lami, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

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Adjective

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lam

  1. lame
Inflection
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Inflection of lam
Positive Comparative Superlative
Indefinte common singular lam 2
Indefinite neuter singular lamt 2
Plural lamme 2
Definite attributive1 lamme
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse lamb.

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Noun

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lam n (singular definite lammet, plural indefinite lam)

  1. lamb
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Dutch

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Middle Dutch lam, from Old Dutch *lamb, from Proto-West Germanic *lamb.

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lam n (plural lammeren, diminutive lammetje n)

  1. lamb, the young of a sheep
  2. (metonymically) The meat - or fleece/wool produce of a lamb; a dish prepared from lamb's meat
  3. (figuratively) A gentle person, especially an innocent child
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Descendants
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  • Negerhollands: lam, lamtje
  • Papiamentu: lamchi, lammetsje

Etymology 2

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From Middle Dutch lam, from Old Dutch *lam, from Proto-West Germanic *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

Adjective

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lam (comparative lammer, superlative lamst)

  1. lame, unable to move, paralyzed
  2. (informal) very drunk
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Declension of lam
uninflected lam
inflected lamme
comparative lammer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial lam lammer het lamst
het lamste
indefinite m./f. sing. lamme lammere lamste
n. sing. lam lammer lamste
plural lamme lammere lamste
definite lamme lammere lamste
partitive lams lammers
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  • Negerhollands: lam
  • Caribbean Javanese: lam
  • Papiamentu: lam

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Hausa

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Etymology

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From Arabic لَام (lām).

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lam f

  1. lam (letter of the Arabic alphabet)

Kokborok

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Noun

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lam

  1. way

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  • Binoy Debbarma, Concise Kokborok-English-Bengali Dictionary (2001)

Limilngan

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Noun

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lam

  1. frilled-neck lizard

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  • Mark Harvey, A Grammar of Limilngan: A Language of the Mary River Region, Northern Territory, Australia (2001)

Middle Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Old Dutch *lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

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lam n

  1. lamb
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Etymology 2

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From Old Dutch *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

Adjective

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lam

  1. lame
  2. weak, strengthless
Inflection
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Adjective
Masculine Feminine Neuter Plural
Nominative Indefinite lam lamme lam lamme
Definite lamme lamme
Accusative Indefinite lammen lamme lam lamme
Definite lamme
Genitive lams lammer lams lammer
Dative lammen lammer lammen lammen
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  • Dutch: lam
  • Limburgish: laam

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Mokilese

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lam

  1. lagoon

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse lami.

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lam (neuter singular lamt, definite singular and plural lamme)

  1. paralysed / paralyzed, crippled
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Etymology 2

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From Old Norse lamb.

Noun

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lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma or lammene)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)
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Etymology 3

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lam

  1. imperative of lamme

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse lami.

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lam (neuter singular lamt, definite singular and plural lamme)

  1. paralysed; crippled

Etymology 2

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From Old Norse lamb.

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lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)
  2. (by extension, Christianity, figurative) Christ as sacrificial lamb
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Etymology 3

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See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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lam

  1. imperative of lamma (to lamb)
  2. imperative of lamma (to paralyze)

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Old English

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Etymology

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From Proto-Germanic *laimą.

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lām n

  1. clay, loam

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Old High German

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Etymology

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From Proto-West Germanic *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz, whence also Old English lama, Old Norse lami.

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lam

  1. lame

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Polish

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lam f

  1. genitive plural of lama

Romanian

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lam

  1. first-person singular/plural imperfect indicative of la

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish lamber, from Old Norse lami, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

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lam (comparative lamare, superlative lamast)

  1. lame, unable to move any limbs
  2. (slang) lame, inefficient, imperfect, almost ridiculously so
    Det var ett lamt försök. Gör ditt bästa istället!
    That was a lame attempt. Do your best instead!

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Inflection of lam
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lam lamare lamast
Neuter singular lamt lamare lamast
Plural lama lamare lamast
Masculine plural3 lame lamare lamast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lame lamare lamaste
All lama lamare lamaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic

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Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English lamp.

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lam

  1. lamp

Turkish

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Etymology

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From Arabic لَام (lām).

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lam

  1. Letter of the Arabic alphabet: ل

Vietnamese

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Etymology 1

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Sino-Vietnamese word from , from Literary Chinese (lán), using the same disambiguation of (grue) with (lán, blue) and 绿 (lục, green). See also xanh (grue).

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lam

  1. (uncommon) blue
    Synonym: xanh dương
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Colors in Vietnamese · màu sắc (layout · text)
     trắng      xám      đen
             đỏ; thắm, thẫm              cam; nâu              vàng; kem
             vàng chanh              xanh, xanh lá cây, xanh lục, lục              xanh bạc hà; xanh lục đậm
             xanh lơ, hồ thuỷ; xanh mòng két              xanh, xanh da trời, thiên thanh              xanh, xanh dương, xanh nước biển, xanh lam, lam
             tím; chàm              tía              hồng

Etymology 2

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lam (𥜓)

  1. (architecture) louvers, blinds, shutters
    Synonym: cửa chớp

Volapük

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Etymology

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Borrowed from German Arm and English arm.

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lam (nominative plural lams)

  1. arm
  2. blade
  3. sharp blade

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Welsh

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lam

  1. Soft mutation of llam.

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Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llam lam unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Yámana

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lam

  1. sun