lamed


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lame 1

 (lām)
adj. lam·er, lam·est
1. Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible: Lame from the accident, he walked with a cane. A lame wing kept the bird from flying.
2. Marked by pain or rigidness: a lame back.
3. Weak or ineffectual: a lame attempt to apologize.
4.
a. Informal Dull or unsatisfactory: That movie was so lame!
b. Slang Socially inappropriate; foolish.
tr.v. lamed, lam·ing, lames
To cause to become lame; cripple.

[Middle English, from Old English lama.]

lame′ly adv.
lame′ness n.

lame 2

 (lām)
n.
A thin metal plate, especially one of the overlapping steel plates in medieval armor.

[French, from Old French, from Latin lāmina, thin plate.]

la·mé

 (lă-mā′)
n.
A shiny fabric woven with metallic threads, often of gold or silver.

[French, spangled, laminated, lamé, from Old French lame, thin metal plate; see lame2.]

lamed

(ˈlɑːmɪd; Hebrew ˈlamɛd)
n
(Letters of the Alphabet (Foreign)) the 12th letter in the Hebrew alphabet (ל), transliterated as l. Also: lamedh
[from Hebrew, literally: ox goad (from its shape)]

la•med

(ˈlɑ mɪd, -mɛd)

n.
the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet.
[1655–65; < Hebrew lāmēdh; compare lambda]
References in classic literature ?
And yet, my dear, the child is in mourning - surely it is - and she may be lamed for life
A man who had been soaked in water, and smothered in mud, and lamed by stones, and cut by flints, and stung by nettles, and torn by briars; who limped, and shivered, and glared and growled; and whose teeth chattered in his head as he seized me by the chin.
Then he chased the bright winged flies, and wounded them with the sharp thorn he carried for a sword; he broke the spider's shining webs, lamed the birds, and soon wherever he passed lay wounded insects and drooping flowers; while the winds carried the tidings over the garden, and bird and blossom looked upon him as an evil spirit, and fled away or closed their leaves, lest he should harm them.