laak

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lake, from Old Dutch *laka, from Proto-Germanic *lakō (drain, ditch, stream, pool), from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to leak, drain).

Noun[edit]

laak f (plural laken, diminutive laakje n)

  1. (obsolete) pond, pool, lake
  2. watercourse, stream
  3. A drainage ditch.
  4. border, limit; frontier
  5. marshland

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch lāke (blood sucking worm), lieke, leke, from a root shared with Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz. Cognate with English leech.

Noun[edit]

laak f (plural laken)

  1. (dated) leech

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

laak

  1. first-person singular present indicative of laken
  2. imperative of laken

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