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Is lam a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lam is a Scrabble US word. The word lam is worth 5 points in Scrabble:

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Is lam a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lam is a Scrabble UK word and has 5 points:

L1A1M3

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3 letters words from 'lam'

LAM 5MAL 5

2 letters words from 'lam'

AL 2AM 4
LA 2MA 4

All 3 letters words made out of lam

lam alm lma mla aml mal

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lam. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lam.

Definitions and meaning of lam

lam

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læm/
  • Rhymes: -æm

Etymology 1

From Middle English lamen, lemen, from Old English lemian and Old Norse lemja; both from Proto-Germanic *lamjaną.

Alternative forms

  • lamm

Verb

lam (third-person singular simple present lams, present participle lamming, simple past and past participle lammed)

  1. (transitive) To beat or thrash.
    • 1930, Langston Hughes and Zora Neale Hurston, Mule Bone, Act II, Scene 2, in The Collected Works of Langston Hughes, Volume 5: The Plays to 1942: Mulatto to The Sun Do Move, edited by Leslie Catherine Sanders, Columbia: University of Missouri Press, 2002, p. 102,
      An' fo' I knowed it, he done picked up that bone an' lammed me ovah de head wid it.
    • 1953, C. S. Lewis, The Silver Chair, Collins, 1998, Chapter ,
      They lammed each other on the head with great, clumsy stone hammers; but their skulls were so hard that the hammers bounced off again []
  2. (intransitive, dated, slang) To flee or run away.
    • 1947, Bill Finger, World's Finest Comics #30, "The Penny Plunderers!", p. 4:
      [Gangster running away:] Batman and Robin! Let's lam!

Translations

Derived terms

  • lambaste
  • lam into
  • lam out

Related terms

  • on the lam

Etymology 2

From Arabic لَام(lām), the name of the letter ل(l).

Noun

lam (plural lams)

  1. The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, ل(l). It is preceded by ك(k) and followed by م(m).

Anagrams

  • ALM, AML, M.L.A., MLA, Mal, Mal., mal, mal-

Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch lam.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lam/

Noun

lam (plural lammers)

  1. lamb

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lami.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lam/, [lɑmˀ]

Adjective

lam

  1. lame
Inflection

Derived terms

  • lam i roen

Etymology 2

From Old Norse lamb.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lam/, [lɑmˀ]

Noun

lam n (singular definite lammet, plural indefinite lam)

  1. lamb
Inflection
Derived terms
  • påskelam (Passover lamb, Paschal Lamb)

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑm/
  • Hyphenation: lam
  • Rhymes: -ɑm

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch lam, from Old Dutch *lamb, from Proto-Germanic *lambaz.

Noun

lam n (plural lammeren, diminutive lammetje n)

  1. lamb, the young of a sheep
  2. (metonymically) 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
Derived terms

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

Adjective

lam (comparative lammer, superlative lamst)

  1. lame, unable to move, paralyzed
  2. (informal) very drunk
Inflection
Derived terms
  • lamstraal m
  • lamme m
  • verlammen
  • vleugellam

Anagrams

  • mal

Hausa

Noun

lam f

  1. Letter of the Arabic alphabet: ل

Limilngan

Noun

lam

  1. frilled-neck lizard

References

  • Mark Harvey, A Grammar of Limilngan: A Language of the Mary River Region, Northern Territory, Australia (2001)

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

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

Noun

lam n

  1. lamb
Inflection

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms
  • lamp
Descendants
  • Dutch: lam
  • Limburgish: lamb

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch *lam, from Proto-Germanic *lamaz.

Adjective

lam

  1. lame
  2. weak, strengthless
Inflection

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative forms
  • lāem
Descendants
  • Dutch: lam
  • Limburgish: laam

Further reading

  • “lam”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • “lamb”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “lam (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “lam (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lami

Adjective

lam (neuter singular lamt, definite singular and plural lamme)

  1. paralysed / paralyzed, crippled
Related terms
  • lamme (verb)

Etymology 2

From Old Norse lamb

Noun

lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma or lammene)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)
Derived terms
  • lammekjøtt
  • påskelam (Passover lamb, Paschal Lamb)

Etymology 3

Verb

lam

  1. imperative of lamme

References

  • “lam” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From Old Norse lami

Adjective

lam (neuter singular lamt, definite singular and plural lamme)

  1. paralysed; crippled

Etymology 2

From Old Norse lamb.

Noun

lam n (definite singular lammet, indefinite plural lam, definite plural lamma)

  1. a lamb (young sheep)
  2. (by extension, Christianity, figuratively) Christ as sacrificial lamb
Derived terms
  • lammekjøt, lammekjøtt
  • påskelam (Passover lamb, Paschal Lamb)

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

lam

  1. imperative of lamma and lamme (to lamb)
  2. imperative of lamma and lamme (to paralyze)

References

  • “lam” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *laimą.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑːm/

Noun

lām n

  1. clay, loam

Descendants

  • English: loam

Old High German

Etymology

Common Proto-Germanic *lamaz, whence also Old English lama, Old Norse lami.

Adjective

lam

  1. lame

Descendants

  • Middle High German: lam
    • Alemannic German: lamm
    • German: lahm
    • Hunsrik: laam

Polish

Noun

lam

  1. genitive plural of lama

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lam]

Verb

lam

  1. first-person singular imperfect indicative of la
  2. first-person plural imperfect indicative of la

Swedish

Adjective

lam (comparative lamare, superlative lamast)

  1. lame, unable to move any limbs
  2. (slang) lame, inefficient, imperfect, almost ridiculously so

Declension

See also

  • förlamad
  • lamslagen

Anagrams

  • alm, mal

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English lamp.

Noun

lam

  1. lamp

Vietnamese

Etymology

Sino-Vietnamese word from .

Pronunciation

  • (Hà Nội) IPA(key): [laːm˧˧]
  • (Huế) IPA(key): [laːm˧˧]
  • (Hồ Chí Minh City) IPA(key): [laːm˧˧]

Adjective

lam

  1. blue

Usage notes

  • The word is not used very often. The most common use of it is to refer to one of the seven colors of a rainbow, as in the listing "đỏ, cam, vàng, lục, lam, chàm, tím".

See also


Volapük

Etymology

Borrowed from German Arm and English arm.

Noun

lam (nominative plural lams)

  1. arm
  2. blade
  3. sharp blade

Declension


Welsh

Noun

lam

  1. Soft mutation of llam.

Yámana

Noun

lam

  1. sun

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to beat.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)