lav

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See also: LAV

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æv

Noun[edit]

lav (plural lavs)

  1. (Britain, slang) Clipping of lavatory.
    Please, miss, I need to go to the lav.
  2. (film, informal) Clipping of lavalier.
    When you’re recording interviews, it’s best to use a lav.

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Aneityum[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Bislama lav (to laugh).

Verb[edit]

lav

  1. to laugh

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lágr, from Proto-Germanic *lēgaz, cognate with Norwegian låg, Swedish låg. English low is borrowed from Old Norse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːˀv/, [ˈlæˀʋ], [ˈlæwˀ]

Adjective[edit]

lav (neuter lavt, plural and definite singular attributive lave)

  1. low
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of lav
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular lav lavere lavest2
Neuter singular lavt lavere lavest2
Plural lave lavere lavest2
Definite attributive1 lave lavere laveste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lag (layer), from Proto-Germanic *lagą. Doublet of lag and layer (the Old Norse plural lǫg lives on in Danish lov and English law).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaw(ˀ)/, [ˈlɑw], [ˈlɑwˀ]

Noun[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
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lav n (singular definite lavet, plural indefinite lav)

  1. guild
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Norwegian lav, derived from the verb Old Norse lafa (to dangle).

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Noun[edit]

lav c or n (singular definite laven or lavet, plural indefinite laver)

  1. lichen
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːˀv/, [ˈlæˀʋ], [ˈlæwˀ]

Verb[edit]

lav

  1. imperative of lave

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lágr and Danish lav

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Adjective[edit]

lav (neuter singular lavt, definite singular and plural lave, comparative lavere, indefinite superlative lavest, definite superlative laveste)

  1. low
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Etymology 2[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Related to the verb lave

Noun[edit]

lav m (definite singular laven, indefinite plural laver, definite plural lavene)
lav n (definite singular lavet, indefinite plural laver, definite plural lava or lavene)

  1. lichen

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Etymology[edit]

From the verb lave

Noun[edit]

lav n (definite singular lavet, indefinite plural lav, definite plural lava)

  1. lichen

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lьvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *lewo-.

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Noun[edit]

lȁv m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏в)

  1. lion (mammal)
  2. (astronomy, astrology) Leo

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Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lav c

  1. lichen
  2. bench in sauna

Declension[edit]

Declension of lav 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lav laven lavar lavarna
Genitive lavs lavens lavars lavarnas

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Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English love.

Noun[edit]

lav

  1. love

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lav (nominative plural lavs)

  1. wash, washing (the action or activity)

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