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.

Synonyms[edit]

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]

From Proto-Basque *lanu, from Latin plānum.

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]

From Proto-Basque *laur (four). Often compared with Iberian lau(r) (four) and Aquitanian *laur-, present in numerous compounds, such as *laurco, *laurina and in the toponym *Laureiereta (Four Mills).[1][2][3] Possibly related to labur.

Numeral[edit]

lau

  1. four
Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011) , “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139
  2. ^ lau” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  3. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo L. (1961) Fonética histórica vasca [Basque Historical Phonetics] (Obras completas de Luis Michelena; 1) (in Spanish), Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa, published 1990, →ISBN, page 93

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 (inflected lāwe), from Old High German lāo. Cognate with Dutch lauw. Also related with English lukewarm.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

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

  1. Synonym of lauwarm (lukewarm, tepid)
  2. (often of wind or the night) mild; especially in the sense that it is pleasantly cool after a period of heat
    Synonym: mild
    Es war eine laue Sommernacht.It was a mild summer night. [i.e. one that is warm, but bringing welcome cooling after a hot day]

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lau” in Duden online

Hawaiian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlau̯/, [ˈlɐw]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [ˈlɔw]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *lau, from Proto-Polynesian *rau, from Proto-Central Pacific *rau, from Proto-Oceanic *raun, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *raun, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *daun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (leaf).

Noun[edit]

lau

  1. leaf

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *rau (hundred).

Adjective[edit]

lau

  1. many, numerous
  2. four hundred

References[edit]

  • “lau” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

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]

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.