Italian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin lāicus.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

laico (feminine laica, masculine plural laici, feminine plural laiche)

  1. lay
  2. secular

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

laico m (plural laici, feminine laica)

  1. layman
  2. lay brother

References edit

  1. ^ laico in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Further reading edit

  • laico in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana
  • laico in Dizionario Italiano Olivetti, Olivetti Media Communication

Anagrams edit

Latin edit

Adjective edit

lāicō

  1. dative/ablative masculine/neuter singular of lāicus

Portuguese edit

Etymology edit

Learned borrowing from Latin lāicus (lay; unconsecrated), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, the people). Doublet of the inherited leigo.

Pronunciation edit

 
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈlaj.ku/ [ˈlaɪ̯.ku]
    • (Southern Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈlaj.ko/ [ˈlaɪ̯.ko]

  • Hyphenation: lai‧co

Noun edit

laico m (plural laicos)

  1. layman (someone who is not an ordained cleric)

Adjective edit

laico (feminine laica, masculine plural laicos, feminine plural laicas, not comparable)

  1. lay (not belonging to the clergy, but associated with them)
    Synonyms: laical, leigo
  2. non-religious (having no relation with religion)
    Synonyms: leigo, profano, secular, temporal
    Antonym: religioso
  3. secular (not bound by the vows of a monastic order)
    Synonyms: laical, secular
    Antonyms: clerical, eclesiástico

Related terms edit

Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Latin lāicus (lay; unconsecrated), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, the people). Doublet of lego.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaiko/ [ˈlai̯.ko]
  • Rhymes: -aiko
  • Syllabification: lai‧co

Adjective edit

laico (feminine laica, masculine plural laicos, feminine plural laicas)

  1. lay, secular

Derived terms edit

Noun edit

laico m (plural laicos)

  1. layman

Further reading edit