See also: Lau, lầu, lâu, laŭ, lẩu, la'u, and łá’ȕ

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lavō. Compare Romanian la, lau.

VerbEdit

lau (third-person singular present indicative la, past participle latã)

  1. I wash.
  2. (reflexive, mi-lau) I wash myself.

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


BasqueEdit

Basque numbers (edit)
40
 ←  3 4 5  → 
    Cardinal: lau
    Ordinal: laugarren
    Multiplier: laukoitz
    Fractional: laurden

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lau/, [lau̯], [law]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Basque *lanu, from Latin plānum.

AdjectiveEdit

lau (comparative lauago, superlative lauen, excessive lauegi)

  1. flat, level
  2. plain, simple
DeclensionEdit

AdverbEdit

lau (comparative lauago, superlative lauen, excessive lauegi)

  1. simply

NounEdit

lau inan

  1. plain (an open, grassy, mostly treeless land)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Basque *laur (four). Often compared with Iberian lau(r) (four) and Aquitanian *laur-, present in numerous compounds, such as *laurco, *laurina and in the toponym *Laureiereta (Four Mills).[1][2][3] Possibly related to labur.

NumeralEdit

lau

  1. four
DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orduña A., Eduardo (2011) , “Los numerales ibéricos y el protovasco [Iberian numerals and Proto-Basque]”, in Veleia[1] (in Spanish), volume 28, pages 125–139
  2. ^ lau” in Etymological Dictionary of Basque by R. L. Trask, sussex.ac.uk
  3. ^ Mitxelena, Koldo L. (1961) Fonética histórica vasca [Basque Historical Phonetics] (Obras completas de Luis Michelena; 1) (in Spanish), Diputación Foral de Guipuzkoa, published 1990, →ISBN, page 93

Further readingEdit

  • lau” in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus
  • lau” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia, euskaltzaindia.eus

EsperantoEdit

PrepositionEdit

lau

  1. H-system spelling of laŭ

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German , from Old High German lāo.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lau (comparative lauer, superlative am lausten or am lauesten)

  1. lukewarm, tepid

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lau” in Duden online

HawaiianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaw/, [ˈlɐw]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [ˈlɔw]

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Eastern Polynesian *lau, from Proto-Polynesian *rau, from Proto-Central Pacific *rau, from Proto-Oceanic *raun, from Proto-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *raun, from Proto-Central-Eastern Malayo-Polynesian *daun, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (leaf).

NounEdit

lau

  1. leaf

Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Polynesian *rau (hundred).

AdjectiveEdit

lau

  1. many, numerous
  2. four hundred

ReferencesEdit

  • “lau” in the Hawaiian Dictionary, Revised and Enlarged Edition, University of Hawaii Press, 1986

Hiri MotuEdit

PronounEdit

lau

  1. 1st-person singular pronoun: I, me

See alsoEdit


Kalo Finnish RomaniEdit

NounEdit

lau m (genitive laavesko, nominative plural laave, genitive plural laavengo)

  1. word
  2. talk

Derived termsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lau

  1. Alternative form of lawe

North FrisianEdit

NounEdit

lau

  1. lion

SynonymsEdit


Old WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *llọβ̃, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlāmā, from Proto-Indo-European *pl̥h₂meh₂ (palm, hand).

NounEdit

lau f

  1. hand

DescendantsEdit

  • Welsh: llaw

Rapa NuiEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lau

  1. wide

RomanianEdit

VerbEdit

lau

  1. first-person singular present indicative/subjunctive of la
  2. third-person plural present indicative of la
  3. third-person plural imperfect indicative of la

SamoanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Polynesian *rau (compare Maori rau), from Proto-Oceanic, from Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *dahun (compare Malay daun).

NounEdit

lau

  1. leaf

NumeralEdit

lau

  1. hundred

Derived termsEdit


Tocharian BEdit

AdverbEdit

lau

  1. away
    ṣañ wrat lau tärkanacer
    You are going to let your vow away. (literally)
    You are going to break your vow.

VietnameseEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Vietic *k-luː, cognate with Arem alaw.

NounEdit

(classifier cây) lau (𣓿, 𦰤)

  1. reed, arundinaceous cane

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

lau

  1. to clean by wiping or rubbing with a wet cloth
Derived termsEdit
Derived terms
See alsoEdit

WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lau

  1. Soft mutation of llau (lice).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
llau lau unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.