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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *laiþaz (loath, hateful).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lāþ (comparative lāþra, superlative lāþost)

  1. loathsome, hateful, unpleasant, evil
    Leofest on life lað biþ ðænne.
    What is dearest in life, shall then be hateful.

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: lath, loth, lothe

NounEdit

lāþ n

  1. a person or thing that is evil, hated or unpleasant
    Mid lufe ge mid laðe
    With what is pleasant and what is unpleasant.