lat

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hindi लाट ‎(lāṭ, pillar; minaret; staff, club), लाठ ‎(lāṭh, long staff; cudgel), &c.[1][2]

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Noun[edit]

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (weaponry, rare) A staff, particularly its Indian forms.
  2. (architecture) A monumental pillar, particularly the Buddhist columns erected in East India.
    • 1801, "Miscellaneous Tracts" in the Asiatic Annual Register, p. 313:
      A high pillar of stone called Bheem-lat, or the Tealee, or oilman's lat or staff.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Clipped form of latrine (q.v.).[3]

Noun[edit]

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (Britain slang, chiefly in the plural) A latrine: a rudimentary or military facility for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
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Etymology 3[edit]

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From Latvian lats, a clipping of Latvija ‎(Latvia)[4]

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lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (historical numismatics) The gold-backed monetary unit of Latvia from August 1922 until April 1941, when it was replaced by the Soviet ruble; it was typically pegged at about 25 to the British pound.
  2. (historical numismatics) The floating fiat monetary unit of Latvia from 1992 until January 2014, when it was replaced by the euro.
  3. A coin or bill of either currency.
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Etymology 4[edit]

Clipping of latissimus (q.v.).[5]

Noun[edit]

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A latissimus dorsi muscle.

Etymology 5[edit]

Clipping of latitude (q.v.).

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Noun[edit]

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (slang) latitude
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References[edit]

  1. ^ "lat, n.¹" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1902), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "lāṭ लाट (f.)" &c. in the Transliterated Hindi–Hindi–English Dictionary, New Delhi: Allied Chambers.
  3. ^ "lat, n.³" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1976), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ "lat, n.²" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1933), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ "lat, n.⁴" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1997), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

Aromanian[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin lātus; cf. Romanian lat.

Adjective[edit]

lat

  1. wide

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Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lat f ‎(plural latten, diminutive latje n)

  1. A slate, lath
  2. A specifically, the common shortening of meetlat: flat ruler, yardstick, notably used as spanking implement

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lac, lactem.

Noun[edit]

lat m ‎(plural lats)

  1. milk

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Hungarian[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lat ‎(plural latok)

  1. (archaic, unit of measure) half an ounce

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative lat latok
accusative latot latokat
dative latnak latoknak
instrumental lattal latokkal
causal-final latért latokért
translative lattá latokká
terminative latig latokig
essive-formal latként latokként
essive-modal
inessive latban latokban
superessive laton latokon
adessive latnál latoknál
illative latba latokba
sublative latra latokra
allative lathoz latokhoz
elative latból latokból
delative latról latokról
ablative lattól latoktól
Possessive forms of lat
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. latom latjaim
2nd person sing. latod latjaid
3rd person sing. latja latjai
1st person plural latunk latjaink
2nd person plural latotok latjaitok
3rd person plural latjuk latjaik

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lat

  1. rafsi of mlatu.

Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse latr.

Adjective[edit]

lat

  1. lazy

Polish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lat

  1. genitive of lata (years)
    Ile masz lat?
    How old are you?
  2. Genitive plural of lato

Romanian[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lātus ‎(wide), from earlier stlātus, from Proto-Indo-European *sterh₃- ‎(to stretch out, extend, spread) or *stelh₃- ‎(broad).

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lat 4 nom/acc forms

  1. wide, broad
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin latus ‎(side).

Noun[edit]

lat n ‎(plural laturi)

  1. the wide part of an object
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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish later, from Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz, from Proto-Indo-European *lē(y)d-.

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Adjective[edit]

lat

  1. lazy

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lat
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lat latare latast
Neuter singular latt latare latast
Plural lata latare latast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 late latare lataste
All lata latare lataste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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Noun[edit]

lat c

  1. (rare) A habit, custom

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lat 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lat laten later laterna
Genitive lats latens laters laternas

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