From Middle English lamen, lemen, from Old English lemian and Old Norse lemja; both from Proto-Germanic *lamjaną.
lam (third-person singular simple present lams, present participle lamming, simple past and past participle lammed)
- (transitive) To beat or thrash.
- (intransitive, dated, slang) To flee or run away.
From Arabic لَام (lām), the name of the letter ل (l).
lam (plural lams)
- The twenty-third letter of the Arabic alphabet, ل (l). It is preceded by ك (k) and followed by م (m).