lye

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lēag, from Proto-Germanic *laugō, from Proto-Indo-European *leu(ə)- (to wash).

Noun[edit]

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lye (countable and uncountable, plural lyes)

  1. An alkaline liquid made by leaching ashes (usually wood ashes).
  2. Potassium or sodium hydroxide.
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Verb[edit]

lye

  1. Obsolete spelling of lie.

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lye (plural lyes)

  1. (UK, railways) A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

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