The Alternative Dutch Dictionary: lam

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lam pronunciation
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etymology 1 From Middle Dutch lamp, lam, from odt *lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz. Cognate with lamb, German Lamm.
noun: {{nl-noun}}
  1. A lamb, the young of a sheep
  2. (metonymy) The meat - or fleece/wool produce of a lamb; a dish prepared from lamb's meat
  3. (figuratively) A gentle person, especially an innocent child
etymology 2 From odt *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz. Cognate with lame, German lamm.
adjective: {{nl-adj}}
  1. lame, unable to move, paralyzed
  2. (informal) very drunk
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