Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lataz, whence also the Old English læt (slow, sluggish, late), Old High German laz (slow, lazy).

AdjectiveEdit

latr (comparative latari, superlative latastr)

  1. lazy, slow
    Latr ok ó-hlýðinn.
    Lazy and disobedient.
    Ek er latr.
    I'm lazy.

Derived termsEdit

  • latr sækir latan heim (confer Icelandic líkur sækir líkan heim (birds of a feather flock together) and English like attracts like)
  • ólatr (dilligent)

DescendantsEdit

Last modified on 3 August 2013, at 00:49