lait

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lait, layt, leit, leyt, from Old English līġet, līġetu, līeġet (lightning, flash of lightning), from Proto-Germanic *laugiþō (lightning), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (to shine). Related to Old English līeġ (fire, flame, lightning). Compare also Old High German laugazan, lōhazan (to be red, shine, sparkle), Gothic [script needed] (lauhatjan, to lighten). More at lowe, light.

Noun[edit]

lait (plural laits)

  1. Lightning; flash of lightning; a flash.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English laiten, leiten, from Old Norse leita (to seek, search, inquire), from Proto-Germanic *wlaitōną (to look out, see), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see). Cognate with Icelandic leita (to search), Swedish leta (to search, hunt, forage), Old English wlātian (to gaze, observe, look upon, behold).

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Verb[edit]

lait (third-person singular simple present laits, present participle laiting, simple past and past participle laited)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, UK dialectal) To seek; search for; inquire.
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Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lait

  1. plural form of laki

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French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lac, lactis. Compare Catalan llet, Esperanto lakto, Friulian lat, Interlingua lacte, Italian latte, Portuguese leite, Romanian lapte, Spanish leche, Walloon laecea.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lait m (plural laits)

  1. milk

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Guernésiais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lac, lactis, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵlákts (milk).

Noun[edit]

lait m (plural laits)

  1. milk

Jèrriais[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lac, lactis, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵlákts (milk).

Noun[edit]

lait m (plural laits)

  1. milk

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Occitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lac.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lait f (plural laits)

  1. milk (white liquid produces by the mammary glands of mammals)

Old French[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Latin lac.

Noun[edit]

lait m (oblique plural laiz or laitz, nominative singular laiz or laitz, nominative plural lait)

  1. milk (white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals)
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Thought to be of Germanic origin; see Modern French laid.

Adjective[edit]

lait m

  1. ugly
  2. horrific; awful; terrible
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Descendants[edit]

Noun[edit]

lait m (nominative singular laiz or laitz)

  1. ugliness

Piedmontese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lac (milk)

Noun[edit]

lait m

  1. milk

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

English light

Noun[edit]

lait

  1. light
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:3 (translation here):
      Na God i tok olsem, “Lait i mas kamap.” Orait lait i kamap.

Adjective[edit]

lait

  1. bright
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:24 (translation here):
      God i rausim pinis man na meri, na em i makim ol strongpela ensel bilong sanap na was i stap long hap sankamap bilong gaden Iden. Na tu em i putim wanpela bainat i gat paia i lait long en na i save tanim tanim long olgeta hap. Oltaim ol dispela ensel wantaim dispela bainat i save was i stap, nogut wanpela man i go klostu long dispela diwai bilong givim laip.

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