lollen

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Middle English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lollen, lullen (to doze; to mumble, talk nonsense).[1]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lollen (third-person singular simple present lolleth, present participle lollende, simple past lollede, past participle lolled, ilolled)

  1. To act lazily or indolently; to recline; to lie at ease; to loll.
  2. Especially of body parts: to hang down, to dangle; to loll.

Derivatives[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Late Latin Lollardi, Lullardi (a Lollard) (whence English Lollard, Lollardy); further etymology uncertain. Sense 2 is probably influenced by lollen (to hang down, to dangle) (above).

Verb[edit]

lollen (third-person singular simple present lolleth, present participle lollende, simple past lollede, lullede, past participle lolled, ilolled)

  1. To be a Lollard.
  2. To be executed by hanging for Lollardy.

References[edit]

  1. ^ lollen, v.” in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 15 September 2017.