laken

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːkə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: la‧ken

Noun[edit]

laken n (plural lakens, diminutive lakentje n)

  1. a type of woollen fabric, very sought-after for clothing in the feudal era (uncountable)
  2. bedsheet

Derived terms[edit]

laken

  1. Plural form of laak

Verb[edit]

laken (past singular laakte, past participle gelaakt)

  1. (transitive) to criticize, reproach, denounce
    De gasten van dat groezelig motel laken tevergeefs de gebrekkige hygiëne van de lakens.
    The guests in that sleazy motel denounce in vain the poor sheets hygiene

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Low German laken.

Noun[edit]

laken n (definite singular lakenet, indefinite plural laken, definite plural lakena or lakenene)

  1. bedsheet

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laken

  1. definite singular of lake