laai

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AfrikaansEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch laden with the chiefly southern Dutch dialectal development -ade--aaie-.

VerbEdit

laai ‎(present laai, present participle laaiende, past participle gelaai)

  1. to load

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch lade with the same development as above. The predominant form in contemporary Dutch is la (with another, chiefly northern Dutch, type of contraction).

NounEdit

laai ‎(plural laaie, diminutive laaitjie)

  1. drawer (box)

Etymology 3Edit

From Dutch laai.

NounEdit

laai ‎(plural laaie, diminutive laaitjie)

  1. flame

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch laeye. Further origin unsettled. It could be from an unattested Old Frisian, from Proto-Germanic *laugijaz, and thus a cognate of Old English līeġ, Old High German loug and Old Norse leygr. Compare also German Lohe ‎(flame), an ablaut variant of the latter two.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

laai f ‎(plural laaien, diminutive laaitje n)

  1. flame
  2. glow

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Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

laai

  1. first-person singular present indicative of laaien
  2. imperative of laaien
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