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lait

lait

See also: läit

English

Noun

lait (plural laits)

  1. Lightning; flash of lightning; a flash.

Etymology 2

From Middle English laiten, leiten, from Old Norse leita (to seek, search, inquire), from Proto-Germanic *wlaitōną (to look out, see), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see). Cognate with Icelandic leita (to search), Swedish leta (to search, hunt, forage), Old English wlātian (to gaze, observe, look upon, behold).

Alternative forms

Verb

lait (third-person singular simple present laits, present participle laiting, simple past and past participle laited)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, Britain dialectal) To seek; search for; inquire.
Derived terms

Finnish

Noun

lait

  1. plural of laki

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French

Etymology

From Latin lac, lactis. Compare Catalan llet, Esperanto lakto, Friulian lat, Interlingua lacte, Italian latte, Portuguese leite, Romanian lapte, Spanish leche, Walloon laecea.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛ/

Noun

lait m (plural laits)

  1. milk

Derived terms

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Norman

Etymology

From Latin lac, lactis, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵlákts (milk).

Pronunciation

Noun

lait m (plural laits)

  1. milk

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Occitan

Noun

lait m (plural laits)

  1. Alternative form of lach

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin lactem, accusative singular of lac.

Noun

lait m (oblique plural laiz or laitz, nominative singular laiz or laitz, nominative plural lait)

  1. milk (white liquid produced by the mammary glands of mammals)
Descendants

Etymology 2

Thought to be of Germanic origin; see Modern French laid.

Adjective

lait m (oblique and nominative feminine singular laide)

  1. ugly
  2. horrific; awful; terrible
Declension
Descendants

Noun

lait m (nominative singular laiz or laitz)

  1. ugliness

Etymology 3

See laire

Verb

lait

  1. third-person singular present indicative of laire

Piedmontese

Etymology

From Latin lac (milk)

Noun

lait m

  1. milk

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English light.

Noun

lait

  1. light
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:3 (translation here):
      Na God i tok olsem, “Lait i mas kamap.” Orait lait i kamap.

Adjective

lait

  1. bright
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 3:24 (translation here):
      God i rausim pinis man na meri, na em i makim ol strongpela ensel bilong sanap na was i stap long hap sankamap bilong gaden Iden. Na tu em i putim wanpela bainat i gat paia i lait long en na i save tanim tanim long olgeta hap. Oltaim ol dispela ensel wantaim dispela bainat i save was i stap, nogut wanpela man i go klostu long dispela diwai bilong givim laip.

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