Dam (אֵם, mother), the female parent of young birds (De 22:6-7), or lambs (Ex 22:30; Le 22:27). With the Mosaic regulations of merciful treatment toward these creatures spoken of in these passages, compare the similar ordinance respecting boiling a kid in its own mother's milk (Ex 23:19), and the treatise of Heumann, De legis paradoxe (Gott. 1748, and in his Syllog. Diss. 2; 282 sq.). SEE BEAST.