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]

  • Grose, Francis (1788) A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue[1], 2nd edition, London: S. Hooper
  • “lage” in Albert Barrère and Charles G[odfrey] Leland, compilers and editors, A Dictionary of Slang, Jargon & Cant, volume II (L–Z), Edinburgh: The Ballantyne Press, 1889–1890, page 2.
  • Farmer, John Stephen (1896) Slang and Its Analogues[2], volume 4, pages 144

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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.

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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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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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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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • laghe (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • laghe (IV)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • lage (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • lage (V)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[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)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of laga

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

lage f

  1. law, ordinance, rule, regulation; right, legal privilege