lave

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English laven (to wash, pour out, stream), from Old English lafian, ġelafian (to pour water on, refresh, wash), from Proto-Germanic *labōną (to refresh, strengthen), from Proto-Indo-European *lōbh- (to strengthen oneself, rest). Cognate with Old Saxon lavōn (Dutch laven, to refresh, revive), Old High German labōn, labian (German laben, to wash, refresh), Ancient Greek λαπάζειν (lapázein), ἀλαπάζειν (alapázein, to empty out, cleanse; to rest, refresh). The sense of "wash" in West Germanic was reinforced due to association with unrelated Latin lavare (to wash).

Verb[edit]

lave (third-person singular simple present laves, present participle laving, simple past and past participle laved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  2. (transitive) To draw, as water; drink in.
  3. (transitive) To give bountifully; lavish.
  4. (intransitive) To run down or gutter, as a candle.
  5. (intransitive, dialectal) To hang or flap down.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, archaic) To wash.
    • Alexander Pope
      In her chaste current oft the goddess laves.
    • 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
      the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
    • 2006, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
      The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest), from Proto-Germanic *laibō (remainder), from Proto-Indo-European *lip- (to stick, glue). Cognate with Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at belive.

Noun[edit]

lave (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) The remainder, rest; that which is left, remnant; others.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
      Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the lave to flight.
    • 1896 (posthumously), Robert Louis Stevenson, Songs of Travel and other verses.[1]
      Give to me the life I love,/Let the lave go by me...

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Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /laːvə/, [ˈlæːvə]

Adjective[edit]

lave

  1. definite of lav
  2. plural form of lav

Verb[edit]

lave (imperative lav, infinitive at lave, present tense laver, past tense lavede, past participle har lavet)

  1. make, create, construct, produce
  2. cook, prepare
  3. do
  4. repair, mend, fix

French[edit]

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lave f (plural laves)

  1. (usually uncountable) lava

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lave

  1. first-person singular present indicative of laver
  2. third-person singular present indicative of laver
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of laver
  4. first-person singular present subjunctive of laver
  5. second-person singular imperative of laver

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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French laver (wash).

Verb[edit]

lave

  1. To wash

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lave f

  1. plural form of lava

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lave

  1. definite singular of lav
  2. plural form of lav

Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

lave

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lavar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of lavar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lavar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lavar

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Middle Scots lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest). Akin to Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at leave.


Noun[edit]

lave

  1. (archaic) rest, remainder.
    Ye are bit a wumman lik the lave, an ye maun thole the brunt o whit life mey bring. — Janet's Love and Service

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lave

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lavar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lavar.

Swedish[edit]

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Wikipedia sv

lave (tower)
sauna with two benches (lave)

Noun[edit]

lave c

  1. a towerlike building atop a mine shaft
  2. a wooden bench in a sauna

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