laver

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English laver, lavre, lever, levre, laber (a kind of water plant), from Old English læfer, leber (a rush (plant)), a borrowing from Latin laver (water plant).

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laver (countable and uncountable, plural lavers)

  1. A red alga/seaweed, Porphyra umbilicalis (syn. Porphyra laciniata), eaten as a vegetable.
  2. Other seaweeds similar in appearance or use, especially:
    1. Porphyra vulgaris
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English laver, lavour, from Old French lavor, lavur, laveor, laveour, laveoir, from Latin lavatorium. Compare lavatory.

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laver (plural lavers)

  1. One who laves: a washer.
  2. Where one laves, a washroom, particularly a lavatorium, the washing area in a monastery.
  3. That which laves, particularly a washbasin.
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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

laver c, n

  1. plural indefinite of lav

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laver

  1. present tense of lave

French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French laver, from Latin lavāre, present active infinitive of lavō, from Proto-Indo-European *lewh₃- (to wash).

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laver

  1. to wash
  2. (reflexive) to wash oneself

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Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

laver f (genitive laveris); third declension

  1. a water-plant, possibly water parsnip (Sium latifolium)[1]

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Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
nominative laver laverēs
genitive laveris laverum
dative laverī laveribus
accusative laverem laverēs
ablative lavere laveribus
vocative laver laverēs

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laver

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of lavō

Norman[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French laver, from Latin lavō, lavāre.

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laver (gerund lav'thie)

  1. (Jersey) to wash

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

laver m, n

  1. indefinite plural of lav

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lavāre, present active infinitive of lavō.

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laver

  1. (transitive) to wash
  2. (reflexive, se laver) to get washed

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This verb conjugates as a first-group verb ending in -er. The forms that would normally end in *-v, *-vs, *-vt are modified to f, s, t. This verb has a stressed present stem lev distinct from the unstressed stem lav. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

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