lam etymology

Scots word lam comes from Proto-Indo-European *h₁elh₁én, English -ren ((non-standard, humorous) Used to form the plural of nouns.)

Detailed word origin of lam

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*h₁elh₁én Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
-ren English (eng) (non-standard, humorous) Used to form the plural of nouns.
*lambaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Lamb.
lamb Old English (ang) Lamb.
lamb Middle English (enm)
lamb English (eng) (figuratively) A person who is meek, docile and easily led.. (finance, slang) One who ignorantly speculates on the stock exchange and is victimized.. A simple, unsophisticated person.. A young sheep.. The flesh of a lamb or sheep used as food. (intransitive) Of a sheep, to give birth.. (transitive, or, intransitive) To assist (sheep) to give birth.
lam Scots (sco)

Words with the same origin as lam

Descendants of *h₁elh₁én
lamb