laïque

FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lāicus (lay, layman, laic), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, the people). Doublet of lai (lay, not belonging to the clergy).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /la.ik/
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AdjectiveEdit

laïque (plural laïques)

  1. lay, secular
    Antonym: clérical

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Arabic: لَائِكِيّ(lāʾikiyy)
  • Turkish: laik

NounEdit

laïque m or f (plural laïques)

  1. layman, layperson
    Antonym: clerc

ReferencesEdit

  • Nouveau Petit Larousse illustré. Dictionnaire encyclopédique. Paris, Librairie Larousse, 1952, 146th edition

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