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LatinEdit

NounEdit

lacū

  1. ablative singular of lacus

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lakō, *lōkiz (stream, pool, water aggregation", originally "ditch, drainage, seep), from Proto-Germanic *lakjaną (to water, wet, irrigate, drain), causative of Proto-Germanic *lekaną (to leak, drain), from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ- (to leak). Cognate with Old Saxon laca (in placenames, lake, stream, brook), Old High German lacha (pool, water collected in a ditch, swamp), Middle Dutch lāke (pond, lake, stream, brook), Middle Low German lāke (water pooled in a riverbed), Old Norse lækr (slow flowing stream), Old English leċċan (to make wet, moisten), Old Norse leka (to drip, leak). More at leak.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lacu f

  1. pool, pond
  2. expanse of water, lake
  3. stream, watercourse

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: lake

SicilianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lacus, from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool).

NounEdit

lacu m

  1. lake