lat

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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hindi लाट ‎(lāṭ, pillar; minaret; staff, club), लाठ ‎(lāṭh, long staff; cudgel), &c.[1][2]

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NounEdit

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (weaponry, rare) A staff, particularly its Indian forms.
  2. (architecture) A monumental pillar, particularly the Buddhist columns erected in East India.
    • 1801, "Miscellaneous Tracts" in the Asiatic Annual Register, p. 313:
      A high pillar of stone called Bheem-lat, or the Tealee, or oilman's lat or staff.
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Etymology 2Edit

Clipped form of latrine (q.v.).[3]

NounEdit

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (Britain slang, chiefly in the plural) A latrine: a rudimentary or military facility for urination and defecation.
    • 1927, William Edward Collinson, Contemporary English, p. 92:
      At Salisbury Plain and Camberley in 1909/10 I learnt a number of camping expressions like... lats (latrines).
    • 1940, M. Marples, Public School Slang, p. 112:
      Other synonyms [sc. for lavatories] are rears, lats... and dubs.
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Etymology 3Edit

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From Latvian lats, a clipping of Latvija ‎(Latvia)[4]

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NounEdit

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (historical numismatics) The gold-backed monetary unit of Latvia from August 1922 until April 1941, when it was replaced by the Soviet ruble; it was typically pegged at about 25 to the British pound.
  2. (historical numismatics) The floating fiat monetary unit of Latvia from 1992 until January 2014, when it was replaced by the euro.
  3. A coin or bill of either currency.
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Etymology 4Edit

Clipping of latissimus (q.v.).[5]

NounEdit

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (slang, chiefly in the plural) A latissimus dorsi muscle.

Etymology 5Edit

Clipping of latitude (q.v.).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lat ‎(plural lats)

  1. (slang) latitude
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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "lat, n.¹" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1902), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  2. ^ "lāṭ लाट (f.)" &c. in the Transliterated Hindi–Hindi–English Dictionary, New Delhi: Allied Chambers.
  3. ^ "lat, n.³" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1976), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  4. ^ "lat, n.²" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1933), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  5. ^ "lat, n.⁴" in the Oxford English Dictionary (1997), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Webster's Seventh New Collegiate Dictionary, Springfield, Massachusetts, G.&C. Merriam Co., 1967

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Ultimately from Latin lātus; cf. Romanian lat.

AdjectiveEdit

lat

  1. wide

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DutchEdit

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NounEdit

lat f ‎(plural latten, diminutive latje n)

  1. A slate, lath
  2. A specifically, the common shortening of meetlat: flat ruler, yardstick, notably used as spanking implement

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lac, lactem.

NounEdit

lat m ‎(plural lats)

  1. milk

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HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lat ‎(plural latok)

  1. (archaic, unit of measure) half an ounce

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -o-, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative lat latok
accusative latot latokat
dative latnak latoknak
instrumental lattal latokkal
causal-final latért latokért
translative lattá latokká
terminative latig latokig
essive-formal latként latokként
essive-modal
inessive latban latokban
superessive laton latokon
adessive latnál latoknál
illative latba latokba
sublative latra latokra
allative lathoz latokhoz
elative latból latokból
delative latról latokról
ablative lattól latoktól
Possessive forms of lat
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. latom latjaim
2nd person sing. latod latjaid
3rd person sing. latja latjai
1st person plural latunk latjaink
2nd person plural latotok latjaitok
3rd person plural latjuk latjaik

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LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

lat

  1. rafsi of mlatu.

NorwegianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse latr.

AdjectiveEdit

lat

  1. lazy

PolishEdit

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NounEdit

lat

  1. genitive of lata (years)
    Ile masz lat?
    How old are you?
  2. Genitive plural of lato

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin lātus ‎(wide), from earlier stlātus, from Proto-Indo-European *sterh₃- ‎(to stretch out, extend, spread) or *stelh₃- ‎(broad).

AdjectiveEdit

lat 4 nom/acc forms

  1. wide, broad
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Etymology 2Edit

From Latin latus ‎(side).

NounEdit

lat n ‎(plural laturi)

  1. the wide part of an object
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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse latr, from Proto-Germanic *lataz, from Proto-Indo-European *lē(y)d-.

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AdjectiveEdit

lat

  1. lazy

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lat
Indefinite/attributive Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lat latare latast
Neuter singular latt latare latast
Plural lata latare latast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 late latare lataste
All lata latare lataste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in an attributive role.

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NounEdit

lat c

  1. (rare) A habit, custom

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lat 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lat laten later laterna
Genitive lats latens laters laternas

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