English edit

Adverb edit

lak (not comparable)

  1. Pronunciation spelling of like, representing African-American Vernacular English.

Conjunction edit

lak

  1. Pronunciation spelling of like, representing African-American Vernacular English.

Anagrams edit

Albanian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Albanian *laka (bend, curve). Cognate to Latin lax (bait, lure, noose, slip), laqueus (cord, rope (as noose, slip)).[1]

Noun edit

lak m

  1. chain (trap for wild animals)
  2. snare
  3. rope
  4. bow (of a musical instrument)
  5. mountain pass
  6. bend
  7. curve

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References edit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir E. (1998), “lak”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden; Boston; Köln: Brill, →ISBN, page 211

Czech edit

Etymology edit

Derived from French lacre (sealing wax), from Portuguese laca.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlak]
  • Hyphenation: lak
  • Rhymes: -ak

Noun edit

lak m inan

  1. lacquer

Declension edit

Related terms edit

Further reading edit

  • lak in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lak in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • lak in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From German Lack.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lak c or n (singular definite lakken or lakket, plural indefinite lakker, plural definite lakkerne)

  1. lacquer

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lɑk/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: lak
  • Rhymes: -ɑk

Etymology 1 edit

First occurring in the late 16th century. Probably borrowed from French laque, ultimately from Persian لاک (lâk), from Hindi लाख (lākh), from Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā).

Noun edit

lak m or f or n (plural lakken, diminutive lakje n)

  1. lacquer
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Papiamentu: lak, láker (dated)

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

lak m or n (uncountable)

  1. foolery, foolishness, nonsense
    • 1859, "Wijsgeerig A. B. C.: H. Huisbaas", Humoristisch Album, H. Nijgh, page 59.
      [] Wie om reparatie malen / Heeft hij spoedig in zijn zak; / Zelf zal hij er niet naar talen -- / Wat hij toezegt is slechts lak; / Er is niets van hem te halen, / Zelfs al zat men zonder dak.
      (please add an English translation of this quotation)
  2. indifference (only in lak hebben aan)
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Etymology 3 edit

From Middle Dutch lac, from Old Dutch *lak, from Proto-West Germanic *lak, from Proto-Germanic *laką, *lakaz, related to Proto-Germanic *lak(k)ōną (to blame, reproach), from Proto-Indo-European *lok-néh₂-. See also Old Norse lakr (lacking), English lack.

Noun edit

lak m or n (plural lakken)

  1. (dialectal) defect, deficiency, shortcoming, blame, blemish
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Etymology 4 edit

From Middle Dutch lac, from Old Dutch *laka, from Proto-West Germanic *laku.

Noun edit

lak n (plural lakken)

  1. (archaic) lake
    Synonym: meer

Anagrams edit

Hokkien edit

For pronunciation and definitions of lak – see (“to fall; to drop; etc.”).
(This term is the pe̍h-ōe-jī form of ).

Hungarian edit

Etymology edit

From Proto-Finno-Ugric *lakka (cover, roof, shelter), compare Finnish lakka and Estonian lakk.[1]

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lak (plural lakok)

  1. (archaic) habitation, abode, residence
  2. (poetic) dwelling
    • 1843, Sándor Petőfi, Távolból (From a Distance), poem lines 1–2 [1]
      Kis lak áll a nagy Duna mentében;
      Oh mi drága e lakocska nékem!
      A small house stands along the big Danube;
      Oh how dear this tiny house is to me!
    • 1872, Mór Jókai, Az arany ember[2] (Timar’s Two Worlds),[3] part 1, chapter 7, translated by Mrs. Hegan Kennard:
      Timár a rejtett tanya felé irányozta lépteit. A virágoskerten keresztül már látszott valami út, mely a lakhoz vezet, csakhogy azt is úgy belepte a fű, hogy a rajta járó lépése nem okozott dobajt; egész nesztelenül juthatott el a kis verandáig.
      Timar turned his steps toward the creeper-covered cottage. Through the flower-garden a path led to the house, but so covered with grass that his steps were not heard, and he could thus get as far as the little veranda quite noiselessly.

Declension edit

The possessive forms are now more common with j, those without it being archaic. See this reference site for the possessive declensions.

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative lak lakok
accusative lakot lakokat
dative laknak lakoknak
instrumental lakkal lakokkal
causal-final lakért lakokért
translative lakká lakokká
terminative lakig lakokig
essive-formal lakként lakokként
essive-modal lakul
inessive lakban lakokban
superessive lakon lakokon
adessive laknál lakoknál
illative lakba lakokba
sublative lakra lakokra
allative lakhoz lakokhoz
elative lakból lakokból
delative lakról lakokról
ablative laktól lakoktól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
laké lakoké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
lakéi lakokéi
Possessive forms of lak
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lakom lakaim, lakjaim
2nd person sing. lakod lakaid, lakjaid
3rd person sing. laka, lakja lakai, lakjai
1st person plural lakunk lakaink, lakjaink
2nd person plural lakotok lakaitok, lakjaitok
3rd person plural lakuk, lakjuk lakaik, lakjaik

Derived terms edit

Compound words with this term at the beginning
Compound words with this term at the end
Geographical proper nouns

References edit

  1. ^ Entry #451 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Hungarian Research Centre for Linguistics.

Further reading edit

  • lak in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh. A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (‘The Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’, abbr.: ÉrtSz.). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962. Fifth ed., 1992: →ISBN

Icelandic edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse lak, borrowed from Middle Low German laken, from Old Saxon lakan, from Proto-Germanic *lakaną.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lak n (genitive singular laks, nominative plural lök)

  1. sheet, bedsheet

Declension edit

Verb edit

lak

  1. first/third-person singular past indicative of leka
    Vatnið lak úr vaskinum.
    The water leaked from the sink.

Luo edit

Noun edit

lak (plural lake)

  1. tooth

Narua edit

Etymology edit

Cognate with Garo jak (hand).

Noun edit

lak

  1. hand

Derived terms edit

Polish edit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Borrowed from German Lack, from Italian lacca, from Arabic لَكّ (lakk).

Noun edit

lak m inan

  1. sealing wax
  2. dental sealant
Declension edit

Etymology 2 edit

Borrowed from German Lack, from Latin leucoium.

Noun edit

lak m inan

  1. wallflower (any plant of the genus Erysimum)
Declension edit

Etymology 3 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Noun edit

lak f

  1. genitive plural of laka
Derived terms edit
adjective

Further reading edit

  • lak in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • lak in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Rohingya edit

Etymology edit

From Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa).

Numeral edit

lak

  1. hundred thousand

Serbo-Croatian edit

Etymology 1 edit

Inherited from Proto-Slavic *lьgъkъ, from pre-Slavic *h₁ln̥gʷʰ-u-ko, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Pronunciation edit

Adjective edit

lȁk (definite lȁkī, comparative lȁkšī, Cyrillic spelling ла̏к)

  1. easy
  2. light
Declension edit
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From German Lack, from Italian lacca.

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lȁk m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏к)

  1. lacquer
Declension edit
Derived terms edit

Swedish edit

Interjection edit

lak

  1. Alternative form of lakk

Tat edit

Etymology edit

Akin to the synonymous Judeo-Tat lok, Azerbaijani lək, Armenian լաք (lakʿ). See the Armenian entry for more.

Noun edit

lak

  1. bed (in a garden)

Further reading edit

  • Грюнберг, А. Л. (1963) Язык североазербайджанских татов [The language of the North Azerbaijani Tats]‎[4] (in Russian), Leningrad: Academy Press, pages 179a, 182b
  • Soltanov, A. K.; Soltanov, M. C. (2013), “lak”, in Tati–türki, türki–tati lüğət [Tat–Azerbaijani, Azerbaijani–Tat Dictionary], Baku: Qanun, page 108b

Tyap edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lak

  1. refusal

Verb edit

lak

  1. refuse

Volapük edit

Noun edit

lak (nominative plural laks)

  1. lake

Declension edit

Walloon edit

Etymology edit

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

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lak m (plural laks)

  1. lake
    Synonym: laetche