laik

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lác, Proto-Germanic *laiką (game, dance, hymn, sport, fight) and from Old Norse leika (to move quickly, to play).

Verb[edit]

laik (third-person singular simple present laiks, present participle laiking, simple past and past participle laiked)

  1. (UK, dialect) To play (in the sense opposed to work).

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

laik m

  1. layman (non-cleric)
  2. layman (non-professional)

Derived terms[edit]

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

laik m

  1. vocative singular of laiks

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English like.

Verb[edit]

laik

  1. like

Polish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laik m

  1. layman (non-cleric)
  2. layman (non-professional)

Declension[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lǎik/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ik

Noun[edit]

làik m (Cyrillic spelling ла̀ик)

  1. layman (non-cleric)
  2. layman (non-professional)

Declension[edit]


Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English like

Noun[edit]

laik

  1. wish, desire
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:16 (translation here):
      Na God i tokim meri olsem, “Bai mi givim yu bikpela hevi long taim yu gat bel. Na bai yu gat bikpela pen long taim yu karim pikinini. Tasol bai yu gat bikpela laik yet long man bilong yu, na bai em i bosim yu.”

Verb[edit]

laik

  1. an auxiliary verb which indicates the immediate future tense
  2. (infinitive) to be willing
  3. like
  4. want


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