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English

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Etymology 1

Old English lama, akin to German lahm and Dutch lam, Old Norse lami, Swedish, Danish and Norwegian lam, akin to Old Church Slavonic ломити (lomiti), to break).

Adjective

lame (comparative lam, superlative er)

Positive
lame

Comparative
lam

Superlative
er

  1. unable to walk properly because of a problem with one's feet or legs
  2. moving with pain or difficulty on account of injury, defect, or temporary obstruction of a function
    a lame leg, arm, or muscle
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) hobbling; limping; inefficient; imperfect.
  4. (slang) unconvincing or unbelievable
    He had a really lame excuse for missing the birthday party.
  5. (slang) failing to be cool, funny, interesting, or relevant
    He kept telling these lame jokes all night.
Usage notes

Referring to a person with a disability as “lame” is offensive to many and, in current usage, rare.

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Etymology 2

Old English lemian

Verb

Infinitive
to lame

Third person singular
lam

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lame (third-person singular simple present lam, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To cause a person or animal to become lame
    • 1877: Anna Sewell, Black Beauty: And if you don't want to lame your horse you must look sharp and get them [stones stuck in hooves] out quickly.

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Estonian

Adjective

lame

  1. flat

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French

Pronunciation

Noun

lame f. (plural lames)

  1. blade
  2. wave

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German

Etymology

From the English adjective lame.

Adjective

lame [[Category:Template:lang:de adjectives|lame]]

  1. (slang) boring; unimpressive
  2. (slang) unskilled; useless

Italian

Noun

lame f.

  1. Plural form of lama.

Spanish

Verb

lame

  1. 3rd person singular present indicative of lamer.
    Lame. — “[He/she/it] licks.”
  2. 2nd person informal singular imperative of lamer.
    ¡Lame! — “Lick!”

Swedish

Adjective

lame

  1. Inflected form of lam. Definite tense, masculine gender, most common in Southern Swedish. In Standard Swedish, optional alternative to lama (Definite tense, feminine or common gender)

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