- Used in the expression on the lam to mean that a person is fleeing law enforcement, possibly in hiding.
lam n (plural: lammeren, diminutive: lammetje, plural diminutive: lammetjes
- young of a goat or sheep
- unable to move, paralyzed
- very drunk (informal)
West Germanic *laima
Category:Old English nouns
Old High German
Common Germanic *lamaz, whence also Old English lama, Old Norse lami
Category:Old High German adjectives
#A person who is, by medical reasons, unable to move any limbs; lame
#Inefficient, imperfect, almost ridicuosly so.
#:*Det var ett lamt fÃ¶rsÃ¶k. GÃ¶r ditt bÃ¤sta istÃ¤llet!<=> That was a lame attempt. Do your best instead!
German Arm and English arm
- sharp blade