lau

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See also: Lau, lầu, lâu, laŭ, lẩu, la'u, and łá’ȕ

Aromanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lavō. Compare Romanian la, lau.

Verb[edit]

lau (third-person singular present indicative la, past participle latã)

  1. I wash.
  2. (reflexive, mi-lau) I wash myself.

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Related terms[edit]

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Basque[edit]

Basque numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: lau
    Ordinal: laugarren
    Multiplier: laukoitz
    Fractional: laurden

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lau/, [lau̯], [law]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lau (comparative lauago, superlative lauen, excessive lauegi)

  1. flat, level
  2. plain, simple
Declension[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lau (comparative lauago, superlative lauen, excessive lauegi)

  1. simply

Noun[edit]

lau inan

  1. plain (an open, grassy, mostly treeless land)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Numeral[edit]

lau

  1. four
Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lau in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • lau in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

Esperanto[edit]

Preposition[edit]

lau

  1. H-system spelling of laŭ

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German , from Old High German lāo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lau (comparative lauer, superlative am lausten or am lauesten)

  1. lukewarm, tepid

Further reading[edit]

  • lau in Duden online

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *rau (compare Maori rau), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (compare Malay daun).

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. leaf

Hiri Motu[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lau

  1. 1st-person singular pronoun: I, me

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Kalo Finnish Romani[edit]

Noun[edit]

lau m (genitive laavesko, nominative plural laave, genitive plural laavengo)

  1. word
  2. talk

Derived terms[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. Alternative form of lawe

North Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. lion

Synonyms[edit]


Old Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Brythonic *llọβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂ (palm, hand).

Noun[edit]

lau f

  1. hand

Descendants[edit]

  • Welsh: llaw

Rapa Nui[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lau

  1. wide

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lau

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of la
  2. third-person plural present indicative of la
  3. third-person plural imperfect indicative of la

Samoan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *rau (compare Maori rau), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (compare Malay daun).

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. leaf

Numeral[edit]

lau

  1. hundred

Derived terms[edit]


Tocharian B[edit]

Adverb[edit]

lau

  1. away
    ṣañ wrat lau tärkanacer
    You are going to let your vow away. (literally)
    You are going to break your vow.

Vietnamese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Vietic *k-luː, cognate with Arem /alaw/.

Noun[edit]

(classifier cây) lau (𣓿, 𦰤)

  1. reed, arundinaceous cane

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lau

  1. to clean by wiping or rubbing with a wet cloth
Derived terms[edit]
Derived terms
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Welsh[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (North Wales) IPA(key): /laɨ̯/
  • (South Wales) IPA(key): /lai̯/

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. Soft mutation of llau (lice).

Mutation[edit]

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llau lau unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.