lage

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See also: Lage, lagë, läge, and låge

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Irish lag (weak), from Old Irish lac, from Proto-Celtic *laggos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₁g-.

Noun[edit]

lage (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) Water; any weak alcoholic beverage.
    • 1641–42, Brome, Richard, A Jovial Crew, or the Merry Beggars, Act 2:
      I bowse no lage, but a whole gage / Of this I'll bowse to you.

Verb[edit]

lage (third-person singular simple present lages, present participle laging, simple past and past participle laged)

  1. (obsolete, Britain, thieves' cant) To drink.
    • 1566, Harman, Thomas, A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursitors:
      I saye by the Salomon I will lage it of with a gage of Benebouse; then cut to my nose watch.

References[edit]

  • [Francis Grose] (1785) , “Lage”, in A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, 2nd edition, London: Printed for S. Hooper, [], OCLC 1179630700.
  • Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors (1889–1890) , “lage”, in A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant [], volume II (L–Z), Edinburgh: [] The Ballantyne Press, OCLC 882571771, page 2.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1896) Slang and Its Analogues[1], volume 4, pages 144

Anagrams[edit]


Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lage

  1. Inflected form of laag

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lage

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of liggen

Etymology 3[edit]

Dialectal form of laai.

Noun[edit]

lage f (plural lagen)

  1. (obsolete) A (flickering) flame.

Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lage

  1. partitive singular of lagi

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb[edit]

lage

  1. release, let go

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *lāgi, from Proto-Germanic *lēgijaz.

Adjective[edit]

lâge

  1. low, close to the ground
  2. low in rank/stature, unimportant
Inflection[edit]

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Alternative forms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Dutch: laag
  • Limburgish: leeg, lieëg

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *lāga, from Proto-Germanic *lēgō.

Noun[edit]

lâge f

  1. position, lie
  2. lodge, place to sleep
  3. layer
  4. trap, snare
  5. ambush
  6. treachery
  7. condition, situation
Inflection[edit]

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lage

  1. Alternative form of lawe

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the noun lag

Verb[edit]

lage (imperative lag, present tense lager, passive lages, simple past laga or laget or lagde, past participle laga or laget or lagd, present participle lagende)

  1. to make (something)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lage m (definite singular lagen, indefinite plural lager, definite plural lagene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by lagje

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Neuter singular of lagen.

Adjective[edit]

lage (non-comparable)

  1. Determined by fate
  2. neuter singular of lagen

Etymology 2[edit]

Derived from lagen.

Noun[edit]

lage m or n (definite singular lagen or laget, indefinite plural lagar or lage, definite plural lagane or laga)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 3[edit]

From lag.

Verb[edit]

lage (present tense lagar, past tense laga, past participle laga, passive infinitive lagast, present participle lagande, imperative lag)

  1. Alternative form of laga

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ.ɡe/, [ˈlɑ.ɣe]

Noun[edit]

lage f

  1. inflection of lagu (law):
    1. accusative/genitive/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural