lamp

lamp

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English

Etymology

From Middle English laumpe, lampe, 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 *leh₂p- (to shine). Cognate with Lithuanian lópė (light), Welsh llachar (bright). Displaced native Old English lēohtfæt (literally light container).

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation, General American) enPR: lămp, IPA(key): /læmp/
  • (æ-tensing) IPA(key): [lɛəmp], [leəmp], [lɛːmp]
  • 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

Descendants

  • Tok Pisin: lam
  • Korean: 램프 (raempeu)

Translations

Verb

lamp (third-person singular simple present lamps, present participle lamping, simple past and past participle lamped)

  1. (UK, slang) To hit, clout, belt, wallop.
  2. (UK, Ireland) To hunt at night using a lamp, during which bright lights are used to dazzle the hunted animal or to attract insects for capture.
    Synonyms: (North America) jacklight, spotlight
  3. (slang, US) To hang out or chill; to do nothing in particular.
  4. To make into a table lamp, said of a vase or urn, etc.

References

  • “lamp”, in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: G. & C. Merriam, 1913, →OCLC.

Anagrams

  • Palm, palm, APML, MPLA

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch lamp, 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): /lamp/

Noun

lamp (plural lampe, diminutive lampje)

  1. lamp

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
    Zet je de lamp aan?Can you turn on the lamp?
    De lamp in de woonkamer is kapot.The lamp in the living room is broken.
    Ze heeft een nieuwe lamp voor haar bureau gekocht.She bought a new lamp for her desk.
  2. (electronics, informal) vacuum tube, thermionic valve
    Synonyms: radiolamp, buis, elektronenbuis, radiobuis

Derived terms

Descendants

  • Afrikaans: lamp
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: lampu
  • Jersey Dutch: lāmp
  • Negerhollands: lamp
  • Japanese: ランプ (ranpu)
  • Malay: lampu
    • Indonesian: lampu
      • Petjo: lampoe
  • Papiamentu: lampi
  • Sranan Tongo: lampu
    • Caribbean Hindustani: lamphu
    • Kari'na: lampu
    • Lokono: lampu
    • Trió: rama

Anagrams

  • palm

Estonian

Etymology 1

From Middle Low German lampe or German Lampe.

Noun

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi)

  1. lamp
Declension
Derived terms
  • lambivari
Descendants
  • Ingrian: lamppi

Adjective

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi, comparative lambim, superlative kõige lambim)

  1. (colloquial) random
Declension

Etymology 2

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

Adjective

lamp (genitive lambi, partitive lampi, comparative lambim, superlative kõige lambim)

  1. flat (as in flat-footed)
Usage notes

Mostly used in the context of flat feet.

Declension

Middle English

Noun

lamp

  1. Alternative form of laumpe

Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑmp/

Verb

lamp

  1. first/third-person singular present of limpan

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lamp/
  • Rhymes: -amp
  • Syllabification: lamp

Noun

lamp

  1. genitive plural of lampa

Scots

Verb

lamp (third-person singular simple present lamps, present participle lampin, simple past lampt, past participle lampt)

  1. (intransitive) To run wild; to scamper.
  2. (intransitive) To go jauntily.

Veps

Etymology

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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

English lamp

Noun

lamp m or f (plural lampau, not mutable)

  1. lamp

Synonyms

  • llusern

Further reading

  • R. J. Thomas, G. A. Bevan, P. J. Donovan, A. Hawke et al., editors (1950–present), “lamp”, in Geiriadur Prifysgol Cymru Online (in Welsh), University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies

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