From Proto-Italic *laq (“to ensnare”), with no known cognates in any other Indo-European languages.
Unused in Latin, except by grammarian Festus Grammaticus to explain its derivatives, see laqueus, lacessō and frequentative lactō.
present active laciō, present infinitive lacere (no perfect or supine forms)
- I entice, ensnare
From Old Spanish llacio, from Latin flaccidus.
lacio m (feminine lacia, masculine plural lacios, feminine plural lacias)
- limp, flaccid, flabby
- limp (lacking stiffness)
- straight (of hair)