"Fugitive" is an adjective for "crimson"? Can someone please elaborate. A google search of the web for "fugitive crimson" turned up no supporting evidence. If "fugitive" does modify "crimson", then this meaning should be added to the entry for "fugitive". Thanks. - Joseph D. Rudmin r-u-d-m-i-n-j-d (AT) j-m-u (DOT) e-d-u
"fugitive" here must mean "fleeting" or "ephemeral". SemperBlotto 19:03, 2 August 2005 (UTC)
It seems silly to say that this isn't related to Latin lacus. Proto languages are purely hypothetical, you can't make any certain statements about proto languages by definition. Mglovesfun (talk) 11:52, 18 October 2010 (UTC)
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- It seems silly to make a noun sense in order to explain a proper noun (note the capitalization). Chuck Entz (talk) 03:48, 11 March 2012 (UTC)
- Delete. The Lake District is shortened to the Lakes (note plural!) because it has more than one lake. This does not support singular lake meaning "area full of lakes". Equinox ◑ 20:43, 2 April 2012 (UTC)
is excessively vocalised; بٌحيرة is enough, the other vowels being automaticly driven by the following consonant (so is it written in many arabic dictionaries); the last vowal is grammatical, and so is not a part of the frame of the word. Especially seeing that, elsewhere in the wictionary, arabic tranlation arer NOT AT ALL vocalised.
(This point should be discussed elsewhere. Where ?)
Missing verb: to cover in liquid, or similar?
e.g. "The whole heparinized blood was laked in distilled water." "Braised pork with chestnuts — a favorite of Chairman Mao, who was born in the province — is studded with red chiles and laked with chile oil." Equinox ◑ 02:30, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
- Quora mentions an old verb "to (cause to) undergo separation of hemoglobin from erythrocytes". Something along those lines is consistent with other citations at and . I've no idea what the etymology is. Other dictionaries which have that verb also mention an old medical noun, "a collection of fluid", and imply that both derive from "lacu, from lacus", but lacu doesn't derive from lacus, so...
- Given the reference to red chiles, the cooking citation might be a (figurative?) use of the "make lake-red" sense we have, or a figurative use of a currently-missing verb "to lacquer".
- I can also find a 2015 citation from John Muir, A Thousand-Mile Walk to the Gulf, using a poetic sense like "provided with lakes": "these bright snowy mountains were clouded in smoke and rivered and laked with living fire."
- - -sche (discuss) 03:39, 8 June 2016 (UTC)
English, etymologies 2 & 5
Shouldn't they be merged? 18.104.22.168 22:13, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
- I've removed ety 5 altogether, as it was redundant to ety 2. I added it by mistake. Equinox ◑ 22:43, 5 July 2016 (UTC)
Etymology, one more time
Are there any serious sources for the assertion that lac has played absolutely no part in the genesis of the word? Actually, the most comprehensive treatment among online dictionaries only mentions the OE word as an influence, and some of its more distinguished competition, in their less elaborate treatments, don't find it worth mentioning at all. The references section here doesn't make it clear who asserts what about what. 22.214.171.124 00:11, 18 August 2016 (UTC)