hlaf

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hlaibaz, from Proto-Indo-European *kel-, *kley-. Cognate with Old High German hleib (German Laib), Old Norse hleifr (Icelandic hleifur (loaf), Old Swedish lēver), Gothic 𐌷𐌻𐌰𐌹𐍆𐍃 (hlaifs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek κλίβανος (klíbanos, baking oven), Proto-Slavic *xlěbъ (Russian хлеб (xleb, bread), Polish chleb (bread)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /hlɑːf/, [ɬɑːf]

Noun[edit]

hlāf m (nominative plural hlāfas)

  1. bread
  2. loaf

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