lamp

lamp

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English

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) IPA(key): /læmp/
  • Rhymes: -æmp

Noun

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.

Synonyms

  • See also Thesaurus:light source

Derived terms

  • Davy lamp
  • lamp post, lamppost
  • table lamp

Translations

Verb

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.

References

  • lamp in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

Anagrams

  • MPLA, Palm, palm

Cimbrian

Etymology

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

lamp n (plural lémperdiminutive lèmple)

  1. (Sette Comuni) lamb

References

  • “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

Etymology

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).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑmp/
  • Hyphenation: lamp
  • Rhymes: -ɑmp

Noun

lamp f (plural lampen, diminutive lampje n)

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

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • palm

Estonian

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German lampe or German Lampe.

Noun

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

  1. lamp

Declension

Adjective

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

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

Declension

Etymology 2

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

Adjective

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

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

Declension

Usage notes

Mostly used in the context of flat feet.


Middle English

Noun

lamp

  1. Alternative form of laumpe

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑmp/

Verb

lamp

  1. first-person singular present of limpan
  2. third-person singular present of limpan

Polish

Noun

lamp

  1. genitive plural of lampa

Scots

Verb

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

Etymology

Noun

lamp

  1. lamp

Inflection

Derived terms

  • avtolamp
  • jauglamp
  • lagilamp
  • seinlamp
  • lampankatuz

References

  • 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

Etymology

IE *leuk- ‘light, brightness’,

Noun

lamp f (plural lampau)

  1. lamp

Synonyms

  • llusern

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