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EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German last, from Old High German last, hlast, from Proto-Germanic *hlastuz, from Proto-Indo-European *kleh₂- (to put, lay out), whence English laden. Compare English ballast in part.

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Last f (genitive Last, plural Lasten)

  1. load
    • 1921, Elisabeth von Heyking, Die Trommel, in Weberin Schuld, G. Grote'sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, page 18:
      Und sie ging gebückt, als trage sie eine schwere Last, […]
      And she walked bowed as if she carried a heavy load, […]

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  • Last in Duden online