See also: Lage, lagë, läge, and låge

English

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Etymology

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Probably from Irish lag (weak), from Old Irish lac, from Proto-Celtic *laggos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₁g-.

Noun

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lage (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) Water; any weak alcoholic beverage.
    • 1641–42, Richard Brome, A Jovial Crew, or the Merry Beggars, act 2:
      I bowse no lage, but a whole gage / Of this I'll bowse to you.

Verb

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lage (third-person singular simple present lages, present participle laging, simple past and past participle laged)

  1. (obsolete, UK, thieves' cant) To drink.
    • 1566, Thomas Harman, A Caveat or Warning for Common Cursitors:
      I saye by the Salomon I will lage it of with a gage of Benebouse; then cut to my nose watch.

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Dutch

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Etymology 1

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Adjective

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lage

  1. inflection of laag:
    1. masculine/feminine singular attributive
    2. definite neuter singular attributive
    3. plural attributive

Etymology 2

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Verb

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lage

  1. (dated or formal) singular past subjunctive of liggen

Etymology 3

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Dialectal form of laai.

Noun

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lage f (plural lagen)

  1. (obsolete) A (flickering) flame.

Estonian

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Etymology 1

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Noun

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lage

  1. partitive singular of lagi

Etymology 2

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From Proto-Finnic *lakëda.

Adjective

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lage

  1. plain, flat, open, treeless
Declension of lage (ÕS type 2/õpik, no gradation)
singular plural
nominative lage lagedad
accusative nom.
gen. lageda
genitive lagedate
partitive lagedat lagedaid
illative lagedasse lagedatesse
lagedaisse
inessive lagedas lagedates
lagedais
elative lagedast lagedatest
lagedaist
allative lagedale lagedatele
lagedaile
adessive lagedal lagedatel
lagedail
ablative lagedalt lagedatelt
lagedailt
translative lagedaks lagedateks
lagedaiks
terminative lagedani lagedateni
essive lagedana lagedatena
abessive lagedata lagedateta
comitative lagedaga lagedatega

Haitian Creole

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Etymology

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From French larguer (to unfurl, to let go).

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lage

  1. release, let go

Middle Dutch

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Etymology 1

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From Old Dutch *lāgi, from Proto-Germanic *lēgijaz, related to *lēgaz (low).

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lâge

  1. low, close to the ground
  2. low in rank/stature, unimportant
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Descendants
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  • Dutch: laag
  • Limburgish: leeg, lieëg

Etymology 2

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From Old Dutch *lāga, from Proto-Germanic *lēgō.

Noun

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lâge f

  1. position, lie
  2. lodge, place to sleep
  3. layer
  4. trap, snare
  5. ambush
  6. treachery
  7. condition, situation
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Middle English

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Noun

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lage

  1. Alternative form of lawe

Norwegian Bokmål

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Etymology 1

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From the noun lag.

Verb

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lage (imperative lag, present tense lager, passive lages, simple past laga or laget or lagde, past participle laga or laget or lagd, present participle lagende)

  1. to make (something)
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Etymology 2

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Noun

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lage m (definite singular lagen, indefinite plural lager, definite plural lagene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2005; superseded by lagje

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Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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Neuter singular of lagen.

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lage (non-comparable)

  1. Determined by fate
  2. neuter singular of lagen

Etymology 2

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Derived from lagen.

Noun

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lage m or n (definite singular lagen or laget, indefinite plural lagar or lage, definite plural lagane or laga)

  1. This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

Etymology 3

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From lag.

Verb

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lage (present tense lagar, past tense laga, past participle laga, passive infinitive lagast, present participle lagande, imperative lage/lag)

  1. Alternative form of laga

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Old English

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɑ.ɡe/, [ˈlɑ.ɣe]

Noun

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lage f

  1. inflection of lagu (law):
    1. accusative/genitive/dative singular
    2. nominative/accusative plural