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From Proto-Germanic *lauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lówkos. The use of the word meaning "meadow" is a later development of the word, possibly aided by confusion between lēas (plural of the original meaning of lēah) with lǣs.
lēah m, f
- Mills, David (1976), “Directory of Place Names”, in The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, →ISBN