lak

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See also: Lak, lák, łąk, and läk-

English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lak (not comparable)

  1. Eye dialect spelling of like, representing African American Vernacular English.

Conjunction[edit]

lak

  1. Eye dialect spelling of like, representing African American Vernacular English.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *lak-, from Proto-Indo-European *lh2k- (twisted; twig, sprig (as a loop)). Cognate to Latin lax (bait, lure, noose, slip), laqueus (cord, rope (as noose, slip)).

Noun[edit]

lak m

  1. chain (trap for wild animals)
  2. noose
  3. snare
  4. slip
  5. knot

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Czech[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lak m

  1. lacquer

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Further reading[edit]

  • lak in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lak in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak c, n (singular definite lakken or lakket, plural indefinite lakker, plural definite lakkerne)

  1. lacquer

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

First occurring in the late 16th century. Probably borrowed from French laque, ultimately from Persian لاک (lāk), from Hindi लाख (lākh), from Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā).

Noun[edit]

lak m, f, n (plural lakken, diminutive lakje n)

  1. lacquer
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak m, n (uncountable)

  1. foolery, foolishness, nonsense
    • 1859, "Wijsgeerig A. B. C.: H. Huisbaas", Humoristisch Album, H. Nijgh, page 59.
      [] Wie om reparatie malen / Heeft hij spoedig in zijn zak; / Zelf zal hij er niet naar talen -- / Wat hij toezegt is slechts lak; / Er is niets van hem te halen, / Zelfs al zat men zonder dak.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
  2. indifference (only in lak hebben aan)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch lac.

Noun[edit]

lak m, n (plural lakken)

  1. (dialectal) defect, deficiency shortcoming, blame, blemish
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle Dutch lac.

Noun[edit]

lak n (plural lakken)

  1. (archaic) lake
    Synonym: meer

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Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *lakka (roof).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak (plural lakok)

  1. (poetic) dwelling
    • 1843, Sándor Petőfi, Távolból (From a Distance), poem lines 1–2 [1]
      Kis lak áll a nagy Duna mentében;
      Oh mi drága e lakocska nékem!
      A small house stands along the big Danube;
      Oh how dear this tiny house is to me!
    • 1872, Mór Jókai, Az arany ember,[2] part 1, chapter 7:
      Timár a rejtett tanya felé irányozta lépteit. A virágoskerten keresztül már látszott valami út, mely a lakhoz vezet, csakhogy azt is úgy belepte a fű, hogy a rajta járó lépése nem okozott dobajt; egész nesztelenül juthatott el a kis verandáig.

Declension[edit]

See this reference site for the possessive declensions [3]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative lak lakok
accusative lakot lakokat
dative laknak lakoknak
instrumental lakkal lakokkal
causal-final lakért lakokért
translative lakká lakokká
terminative lakig lakokig
essive-formal lakként lakokként
essive-modal
inessive lakban lakokban
superessive lakon lakokon
adessive laknál lakoknál
illative lakba lakokba
sublative lakra lakokra
allative lakhoz lakokhoz
elative lakból lakokból
delative lakról lakokról
ablative laktól lakoktól
Possessive forms of lak
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lakom lakaim
2nd person sing. lakod lakaid
3rd person sing. laka lakai
1st person plural lakunk lakaink
2nd person plural lakotok lakaitok
3rd person plural lakuk lakaik
Possessive forms of lak
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lakom lakjaim
2nd person sing. lakod lakjaid
3rd person sing. lakja lakjai
1st person plural lakunk lakjaink
2nd person plural lakotok lakjaitok
3rd person plural lakjuk lakjaik

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Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak n (genitive singular laks, nominative plural lök)

  1. sheet, bedsheet

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

lak

  1. first person singular past indicative of leka
  2. third person singular past indicative of leka
    Vatnið lak úr vaskinum.
    The water leaked from the sink.

Luo[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak (plural lake)

  1. tooth

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak m inan

  1. sealing wax
  2. wallflower (Erysimum)
  3. dental sealant

Further reading[edit]

  • lak in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa)

Numeral[edit]

lak

  1. (cardinal) hundred thousand

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lьgъkъ, from pre-Slavic *h₁ln̥gʷʰ-u-ko, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lȁk (definite lȁkī, comparative lȁkšī, Cyrillic spelling ла̏к)

  1. easy
  2. light
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Etymology 2[edit]

From German Lack, from Italian lacca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lȁk m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏к)

  1. lacquer
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Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak (plural laks)

  1. lake

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Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lacus, from Proto-Indo-European *lakw- (lake, pool).

Noun[edit]

lak m (plural laks)

  1. lake

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