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