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English[]

File:Mudchute farm sheep with lambs.jpg

A sheep and lambs.

Etymology[]

Old English lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lamƀaz (cf. Dutch lam, German Lamm, Swedish lamm), from Proto-Indo-European *h1lh1onbhos (cf. Scottish Gaelic lon), from *h1elh1ḗn, -nós. More at elk.

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /læm/
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  • Rhymes: -æm

Noun[]

Singular
Lamb

Plural
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Lamb ({{{1}}})

  1. A young sheep, of up to one year of age.
  2. The flesh of a lamb used as food.
  3. (figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.

Derived terms[]

  • lamb to the slaughter/like a lamb to the slaughter/come like a lamb to the slaughter
  • lamblike

Translations[]

Verb[]

Infinitive
to Lamb

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to Lamb (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)

  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.

Anagrams[]


Faroese[]

Etymology[]

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

Noun[]

Lamb n.

  1. lamb (both the animal and meat)
  2. (cards, stýrivolt) seven of the chosen cards (trump seven)

Declension[]

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Icelandic[]

Etymology[]

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

Pronunciation[]

  • IPA: /lamp/
    Rhymes: -amp

Noun[]

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  1. lamb

Declension[]

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Derived terms[]

  • launa lambið gráa
  • ljúfur sem lamb

Old English[]

Etymology[]

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[]

Lamb n.

  1. lamb

Declension[]

Singular Plural
nominative lamb lambru
accusative lamb lambru
genitive lambes lambra
dative lambe lambrum

Descendants[]


Old Norse[]

Etymology[]

From Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun[]

Lamb n.

  1. lamb

Descendants[]

  • Norwegian: lam
  • Swedish: lamm; (older and dialectal) lamb (Old Swedish [[lamb#Template:Gmq-osw|lamb]])

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