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Old English[edit]


From Proto-Germanic *laikijaną; related to Old English lāc (sport, play, action).



  1. Verbal suffix (combining form) denoting action, process or making (compare English -ify), from lǣċan, a derivative of lāc noun suffix denoting activity or process
    cūþlǣċan (to make known, befriend)
  2. to become, turn, grow
    ǣfenlǣċan (to become evening)
    winterlǣċan (to turn wintry)

Derived terms[edit]