lak

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See also: Lak, lák, låk, łąk, läk-, la̍k, -lak, Łąk, and лак

English[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lak (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of like, representing African-American Vernacular English.

Conjunction[edit]

-

  1. Pronunciation spelling of like, representing African-American Vernacular English.

Anagrams[edit]


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]

Etymology[edit]

From French lacre (sealing wax), from Portuguese laca.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlak]
  • Hyphenation: lak
  • Rhymes: -ak

Noun[edit]

lak m inan

  1. lacquer

Declension[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

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

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Lack

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. lacquer

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɑk/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɑk

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 or f or n (plural lakken, diminutive lakje n)

  1. lacquer
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Papiamentu: lak, láker (dated)

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak m or 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)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch lac, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *laka-, related to *lak(k)ōn- (to blame, reproach), from Proto-Indo-European *lok-néh₂-. See also Old Norse lakr (lacking).

Noun[edit]

lak m or n (plural lakken)

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

From Middle Dutch lac, from Old Dutch *laka, from Proto-West Germanic *laku.

Noun[edit]

lak n (plural lakken)

  1. (archaic) lake
    Synonym: meer

Anagrams[edit]


Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *lakka (cover, roof, shelter).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak (plural lakok)

  1. (archaic) habitation, abode, residence
  2. (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] (Timar’s Two Worlds),[3] part 1, chapter 7, translated by Mrs. Hegan Kennard:
      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.
      Timar turned his steps toward the creeper-covered cottage. Through the flower-garden a path led to the house, but so covered with grass that his steps were not heard, and he could thus get as far as the little veranda quite noiselessly.

Declension[edit]

The possessive forms are now more common with j, those without it being archaic. See this reference site for the possessive declensions.

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 lakul
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
non-attributive
possessive - singular
laké lakoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
lakéi lakokéi
Possessive forms of lak
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lakom lakaim
lakjaim
2nd person sing. lakod lakaid
lakjaid
3rd person sing. laka
lakja
lakai
lakjai
1st person plural lakunk lakaink
lakjaink
2nd person plural lakotok lakaitok
lakjaitok
3rd person plural lakuk
lakjuk
lakaik
lakjaik

Derived terms[edit]

Compound words with this term at the beginning
Compound words with this term at the end
Geographical proper nouns

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #451 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungary.

Further reading[edit]

  • lak in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lak, borrowed from Middle Low German laken, from Old Saxon lakan, from Proto-Germanic *lakaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak n (genitive singular laks, nominative plural lök)

  1. sheet, bedsheet

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

lak

  1. first/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

Min Nan[edit]

For pronunciation and definitions of lak – see (“to fall; to drop; to go down; to descend; etc.”).
(This character, lak, is the Pe̍h-ōe-jī form of .)

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from German Lack, from Italian lacca, from Arabic لَكّ(lakk).

Noun[edit]

lak m inan

  1. sealing wax
  2. dental sealant
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from German Lack, from Latin leucoium.

Noun[edit]

lak m inan

  1. wallflower (any plant of the genus Erysimum)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun[edit]

lak f

  1. genitive plural of laka
Derived terms[edit]
adjective

Further reading[edit]

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

Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa)

Numeral[edit]

lak

  1. 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
Declension[edit]
Related terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Lack, from Italian lacca.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lȁk m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏к)

  1. lacquer
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lak (nominative plural laks)

  1. lake

Declension[edit]


Walloon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Latin lacus, from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool).

Noun[edit]

lak m (plural laks)

  1. lake
    Synonym: laetche