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EnglishEdit

 
A sheep and lambs.
 
A lamb.

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lamb, from Old English lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz (compare Dutch lam, German Lamm, Swedish lamm, Finnish lammas), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁l̥h₁onbʰos (compare Scottish Gaelic lon (elk), Ancient Greek ἔλαφος (élaphos, red deer)), enlargement of *h₁elh₁én. More at elk.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /læm/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æm

NounEdit

lamb (plural lambs or (dialectal) lamber or (dialectal) lambren)

  1. A young sheep.
  2. The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food.
  3. (figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.
  4. A simple, unsophisticated person.
  5. (finance, slang) One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.

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VerbEdit

lamb (third-person singular simple present lambs, present participle lambing, simple past and past participle lambed)

  1. (intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.
  2. (transitive or intransitive) To assist (sheep) to give birth.
    The shepherd was up all night, lambing her young ewes.

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

lamb n (genitive singular lambs, plural lomb)

  1. lamb (both the animal and meat)
  2. kid (baby goat)
  3. (playing cards, stýrivolt) seven of the chosen cards (trump seven)

DeclensionEdit

n8 Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lamb lambið lomb lombini
Accusative lamb lambið lomb lombini
Dative lambi lambinum lombum lombunum
Genitive lambs lambsins lamba lambanna

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

lamb

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌱

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lamb n (genitive singular lambs, nominative plural lömb)

  1. a lamb

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Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lamb (plural lambes or lamber or lambren)

  1. A lamb, its meat, or its skin.
  2. A Christian believer.

DescendantsEdit

  • English: lamb
  • Scots: lam, lamb

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lamb n (nominative plural lambru)

  1. lamb

DeclensionEdit

West Saxon:

Anglian:

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Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz, whence also Old Saxon lamb, Old English lamb, Old Norse lamb, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌱 (lamb)

NounEdit

lamb n

  1. lamb

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ReferencesEdit

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014
  2. Joseph Wright, An Old High German Primer, Second Edition

Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

NounEdit

lamb n (genitive lambs, plural lǫmb)

  1. a lamb

DeclensionEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Norwegian: lam
  • Swedish: lamm; (older and dialectal) lamb (Old Swedish lamb)

Old SaxonEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

NounEdit

lamb n

  1. lamb

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