What leg of thine is lamed, or what rib or head broken, that thou canst not forget that jest?
It was not long after this that he struck his foot with the axe and lamed himself for life.
A surgeon of Leeds, (Eng.,) says Buffon, found a little spaniel who had been lamed.
The poor fellow has lamed his horse, which fell near Rambouillet.
A few of them had been lamed, and all were more or less marked by the wounds received from jaguars and pumas.
He buckled on the spurs, and began to examine the three horses which he had not lamed.
When she hears that Percy has fallen downstairs and lamed himself, she won't believe a word of it.
Simba stared at me doubtfully, then began to whisper into the ear of the lamed diviner.
At dinner an old pupil of the Warden's—lamed by the war—occupied the attention of the little party.
Then the doctors would have cut my foot off, and I'd be lamed for life!
"silk interwoven with metallic threads," 1922, from French lame, earlier "thin metal plate (especially in armor), gold wire; blade; wave (of the sea)," from Middle French lame, from Latin lamina, lamna "thin piece or flake of metal."
Old English lama "crippled, lame; paralytic, weak," from Proto-Germanic *lamon (cf. Old Norse lami, Dutch and Old Frisian lam, German lahm "lame"), "weak-limbed," literally "broken," from PIE root *lem- "to break; broken," with derivatives meaning "crippled" (cf. Old Church Slavonic lomiti "to break," Lithuanian luomas "lame"). In Middle English, "crippled in the feet," but also "crippled in the hands; disabled by disease; maimed." Sense of "socially awkward" is attested from 1942. Noun meaning "crippled persons collectively" is in late Old English.
"to make lame," c.1300, from lame (adj.). Related: Lamed; laming.
adj. lam·er, lam·est
Disabled so that movement, especially walking, is difficult or impossible.
Marked by pain or rigidness.
An old-fashioned, conventional person; square: and not worry about anybody naming me a lame/ not have been as quick to judge him as a lame (1950s+ Teenagers fr jazz musicians)