laith

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lathe, a borrowing from Old Norse hlaða (barn, storehouse), from Proto-Germanic *hlaþǭ (loader), from *hlaþaną (to lade, load). Cognate with Icelandic hlaða (barn), Swedish lada (barn), Danish lade (barn).

Noun[edit]

laith (plural laiths)

  1. (dialectal, rare, Northern England) shed, barn
    • 2000, Eileen White (ed.), Feeding a City: York: The Provision of Food from Roman Times to the Beginnning of the Twentieth Century, Prospect Books, ISBN 1903018021, page 135.
      Six quarters of wheat were held at Thomas Roger's house, and in laiths outside Bootham and Micklegate Bar he had store of wheat, rye, barley, beans and peas, totalling £21 6s 8d which represented about a quarter of his assets.

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Verb[edit]

laith

  1. to loathe, detest

Adjective[edit]

laith (comparative mair laith, superlative maist laith)

  1. loath

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