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tame

[ teym ]
/ teɪm /
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adjective, tam·er, tam·est.
verb (used with object), tamed, tam·ing.
verb (used without object), tamed, tam·ing.
to become tame.
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Origin of tame

before 900; (adj.) Middle English; Old English tam; cognate with Dutch tam,German zahm,Old Norse tamr; (v.) Middle English tamen, derivative of the adj.; replacing Middle English temen to tame, Old English temian, derivative of tam; cognate with Old Norse temja,Gothic gatamjan; akin to Latin domāre to tame

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British Dictionary definitions for tame

tame
/ (teɪm) /

adjective
verb (tr)

Derived forms of tame

Word Origin for tame

Old English tam; related to Old Norse tamr, Old High German zam
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