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lyam-hound

[ lahy-uhm-hound ]
/ ˈlaɪ əmˌhaʊnd /
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noun Archaic.
a bloodhound.
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Also lyme-hound.

Origin of lyam-hound

1520–30; obsolete lyam leash (<Middle French liem ≪ Latin ligāmen a band, tie, equivalent to ligā(re) to tie + -men noun suffix) + hound1

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