[Lexicog] "lamb" as a metaphor

Fritz Goerling Fritz_Goerling at SIL.ORG
Thu May 6 18:50:57 UTC 2004

What is associated with the image "lamb" when predicated of a person
in your language (not only English?
I can only think of "pious as a lamb" (lammfromm) in German.
To my knowledge in English you can say "as innocent as a lamb"
or "as docile/quiet/obedient as a lamb". And it can be
used with reference to someone who you are fond of and who
is gentle and lovable.

Fritz Goerling

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