lafian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *labōną (to refresh, strengthen), from Proto-Indo-European *lōbh- (to strengthen oneself, rest). Akin to Old Saxon lavōn (to refresh, revive) (Dutch laven (to refresh)), Old High German labōn (to wash, refresh) (German laben (to refresh)), Ancient Greek λαπάζειν (lapázein), ἀλαπάζειν (alapázein, to empty out; rest, refresh). The sense of "wash" in West Germanic is possibly due to influence from unrelated Latin lavare (to wash).

Verb[edit]

lafian

  1. to sprinkle water, pour out
  2. to pour water on, wash; bathe
  3. to ladle out

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