laik

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

laik (third-person singular simple present laiks, present participle laiking, simple past and past participle laiked)

  1. Alternative form of lake (to play)

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

laik m anim (feminine laička, related adjective laický)

  1. layman (a noncleric / non-cleric)
  2. layman (a nonprofessional / non-professional)

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Latvian[edit]

Noun[edit]

laik m

  1. vocative singular of laiks

Nigerian Pidgin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English like.

Verb[edit]

laik

  1. like

Polish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin lāicus, from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈla.ik/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aik
  • Syllabification: la‧ik

Noun[edit]

laik m pers

  1. (religion) layman, noncleric
  2. layman, nonprofessional
    Synonyms: amator, dyletant, profan
    Antonym: znawca

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

adjctives

Related terms[edit]

adjective
adverb
nouns
verbs

Further reading[edit]

  • laik in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • laik in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lǎik/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ik

Noun[edit]

làik m (Cyrillic spelling ла̀ик)

  1. layman (a noncleric / non-cleric)
  2. layman (a nonprofessional / non-professional)

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Tok Pisin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English like.

Noun[edit]

laik

  1. wish, desire
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Jenesis 3:16:
      Na God i tokim meri olsem, “Bai mi givim yu bikpela hevi long taim yu gat bel. Na bai yu gat bikpela pen long taim yu karim pikinini. Tasol bai yu gat bikpela laik yet long man bilong yu, na bai em i bosim yu.”
      →New International Version translation

Verb[edit]

laik

  1. An auxiliary verb which indicates the immediate future tense.
  2. (infinitive) To be willing.
  3. To like.
  4. To want.

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French laïc, laïque.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

laik

  1. secular

Noun[edit]

laik (definite accusative laiği, plural laikler)

  1. secularist, laicist
  2. layperson

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