la·​med ˈlä-ˌmed How to pronounce lamed (audio)
: the 12th letter of the Hebrew alphabet see Alphabet Table

Word History


Hebrew lāmedh, literally, ox goad

First Known Use

1665, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of lamed was in 1665

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“Lamed.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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