laun

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laun

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse laun, from Proto-Germanic *launą, from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *leh₂u- (catch, plunder, profit). Cognate with Swedish lön, Dutch loon (Old Saxon lōn), German Lohn (Old High German lōn), Old English lean, Old Frisian lān, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽 (laun). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λεία (leía) (from *λαϝία), Latin lucrum, Old Church Slavonic ловъ (lovŭ) (Russian лов (lov)), Old Irish lóg, Lithuanian lãvinti.

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laun n pl

  1. wages, salary
  2. reward
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse laun, from Proto-Germanic *laugnō.

Noun[edit]

laun f

  1. secrecy, concealment
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Þey þey! þey þey! þaut í holti tófa,
      þurran vill hún blóði væta góm,
      eða líka einhver var að hóa
      undarlega digrum karlaróm;
      útilegumenn í Ódáðahraun
      eru kannske að smala fé á laun.
      Hush, hush, hush, hush,
      a vixen dashed in the hillock,
      wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
      Or - is it someone calling,
      strangely, with a harsh voice?
      Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
      are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.
    Á laun.
    In secret, secretly.
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