lamb

lamb

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English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Noun

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.

Derived terms

Translations

Verb

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.

Translations

Anagrams

  • ALBM, BAML, LBMA, balm, blam

Faroese

Etymology

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

Noun

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)

Declension

Derived terms

  • gimburlamb (female lamb)
  • veðurlamb (male lamb)

Gothic

Romanization

lamb

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌰𐌼𐌱

Icelandic

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lamp/
  • Rhymes: -amp

Noun

lamb n (genitive singular lambs, nominative plural lömb)

  1. a lamb

Declension

Derived terms

  • launa lambið gráa
  • ljúfur sem lamb
  • vatna lömbum (compare the Old Norse krjúpa at keldu)

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • lomb, lambe

Etymology

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

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lam(b)/, /lɔm(b)/

Noun

lamb (plural lambes or lamber or lambren)

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

Descendants

  • English: lamb
  • Scots: lam, lamb

Old English

Alternative forms

  • lemb, lomb, lomber

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑmb/

Noun

lamb n (nominative plural lambru)

  1. lamb

Declension

Early:

Late:

Descendants

  • Middle English: lamb, lomb, lambe
    • English: lamb
    • Scots: lam, lamb

Old High German

Etymology

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

Noun

lamb n

  1. lamb

Declension

Descendants

  • Middle High German: lamp, lam
    • Cimbrian: lamp
    • Luxembourgish: Lamm
    • Vilamovian: łamm
    • Yiddish: לאַם(lam)

References

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

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun

lamb n (genitive lambs, plural lǫmb)

  1. a lamb

Declension

Descendants


Old Saxon

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun

lamb n

  1. lamb

Declension


Descendants

  • Low German: Lamm

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