laj

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See also: łaj and лай

Albanian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *lau-, or *launja,[1] from Proto-Indo-European *lewh₃- (to wash). Cognate to Latin lavō, Ancient Greek λούω (loúō), with the same meaning.[2] Related to lag.

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Verb[edit]

laj (first-person singular past tense lava, participle larë)

  1. to wash
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Etymology 2[edit]

From older and dialectal lanj, from Proto-Albanian *launja, from Proto-Indo-European *leuh₃- (release) (compare English lose, Latin luere (to release from debt), Ancient Greek λύω (lúō, to untie, set free; dissolve)).

Alternative forms[edit]

  • lanj (South Tosk, Arbëreshë, Arvanitic)

Verb[edit]

laj (first-person singular past tense lava, participle larë)

  1. to pay off a debt, pay up
  2. to redeem, clear, acquit

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “laj”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Köln: Brill, page 210
  2. ^ Demiraj, Bardhyl (1997) Albanische Etymologien: Untersuchungen zum albanischen Erbwortschatz [Albanian Etymologies: Investigations into the Albanian Inherited Lexicon] (Leiden Studies in Indo-European; 7)‎[1] (in German), Amsterdam, Atlanta: Rodopi, page 230

Zazaki[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɑʒ]
  • Hyphenation: laj

Noun[edit]

laj m

  1. Alternative form of lac

Zhuang[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

(Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /la˥/

  • Tone numbers: la3
  • Hyphenation: laj

Noun[edit]

laj (old orthography laз, Sawndip forms 𬻊, 𨑜, , , 𬀧, , 𬻡, , ⿱天拉, , , , 𭆼)

  1. underside; bottom
    Synonym: dawz
    Antonym: gwnz