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Middle English from Old English tam demə- in Indo-European roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Compare French entamer (“to cut into, to broach").
From Old English tam
I guess they're not as tame as they look.
They were so tame, they stood perfectly still when I handled them.
I have two tame pigeons and a tiny canary bird.
Charles in vain strove to reduce her to tame submission.
It is little wonder that men who could tame and handle the reptiles gained esteem and influence.
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