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 Daco-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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Basque[edit]

Basque cardinal numbers
 <  3 4 5  > 
    Cardinal : lau
    Ordinal : laugarren

Pronunciation[edit]

Numeral[edit]

lau

  1. four

Adjective[edit]

lau

  1. flat, level
  2. plain, simple

Adverb[edit]

lau

  1. simply

Esperanto[edit]

Preposition[edit]

lau

  1. H-system spelling of laŭ

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German [Term?], from Old High German lāo.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. lukewarm

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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North Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. lion

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Old Welsh[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lau f

  1. hand

Descendants[edit]


Rapa Nui[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lau

  1. wide

Romanian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lau

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

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 wipe
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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.