See also: lăun

GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

laun

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse laun, from Proto-Germanic *launą, from a suffixed form of Proto-Indo-European *leh₂w- (catch, plunder, profit). Cognate with Swedish lön, Dutch loon (Old Saxon lōn), German Lohn (Old High German lōn), Old English lean, Old Frisian lān, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌽 (laun). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λεία (leía) (from *λαϝία), Latin lucrum, Old Church Slavonic ловъ (lovŭ) (Russian лов (lov)), Old Irish lóg, Lithuanian lãvinti.

NounEdit

laun n pl

  1. wages, salary
  2. reward
DeclensionEdit
SynonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse laun, from Proto-Germanic *laugnō.

NounEdit

laun f (genitive singular launar, no plural)

  1. secrecy, concealment
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Þey þey! þey þey! þaut í holti tófa,
      þurran vill hún blóði væta góm,
      eða líka einhver var að hóa
      undarlega digrum karlaróm;
      útilegumenn í Ódáðahraun
      eru kannske að smala fé á laun.
      Hush, hush, hush, hush,
      a vixen dashed in the hillock,
      wanting to quench his thirst with blood.
      Or - is it someone calling,
      strangely, with a harsh voice?
      Outlawed men, in the vast waste land
      are secretly guarding their stolen sheep.
    Á laun.
    In secret, secretly.
DeclensionEdit
Related termsEdit

Old NorseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *launą n. The mixing of the neuter plural and feminine singular is also seen in lǫg n pl or f (law).

NounEdit

laun n pl or f

  1. reward, recompense
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Icelandic: laun n pl
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: løn f, lønn f
  • Norwegian Bokmål: lønn m or f
  • Swedish: lön c
  • Danish: løn c
    • Faroese: løn f

ReferencesEdit

  • laun in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Etymology 2Edit

Related to leyna. From Proto-Germanic *laugnō.

NounEdit

laun f

  1. secrecy, concealment
DeclensionEdit
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • laun in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

TolaiEdit

VerbEdit

laun

  1. to live