lafian

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *labōną ‎(to refresh, strengthen), from Proto-Indo-European *lōbh- ‎(to strengthen oneself, rest). Akin to Old Saxon lavōn ‎(to refresh, revive) (Dutch laven ‎(to refresh)), Old High German labōn ‎(to wash, refresh) (German laben ‎(to refresh)), Ancient Greek λαπάζειν ‎(lapázein), ἀλαπάζειν ‎(alapázein, to empty out; rest, refresh). The sense of "wash" in West Germanic is possibly due to influence from unrelated Latin lavare ‎(to wash).

Verb[edit]

lafian

  1. to sprinkle water, pour out
  2. to pour water on, wash; bathe
  3. to ladle out

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