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Proper nounEdit

Laken ?

  1. A Belgian municipality, near Brussels, site of the largest royal palace estate.

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PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːkən/, [ˈlaːkən], [ˈlaːkŋ̩]

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German lāken, from Old Saxon lakan. The High German cognate Middle High German lachen, from Old High German lahhan, had already been declining in use when the form Laken was introduced during the pre-eminence of the Dutch and Northern German cloth industry (14th/15th centuries). Cognate with Dutch laken.

NounEdit

Laken n (genitive Lakens, plural Laken)

  1. sheet; bed sheet (linen used to cover mattresses or furniture, or sometimes instead of a blanket)
  2. (rare) other kinds of linens or large cloths
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

Laken

  1. plural of Lake

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