See also: LAV

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -æv

NounEdit

lav (plural lavs)

  1. (Britain, slang) Clipping of lavatory.
    Please, miss, I need to go to the lav.
  2. (film, informal) Clipping of lavalier.
    When you’re recording interviews, it’s best to use a lav.

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AneityumEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Bislama lav (to laugh).

VerbEdit

lav

  1. to laugh

ReferencesEdit


DanishEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse lágr, from Proto-Germanic *lēgaz, cognate with Norwegian låg, Swedish låg. English low is borrowed from Old Norse.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːˀv/, [ˈlæˀʋ], [ˈlæwˀ]

AdjectiveEdit

lav (neuter lavt, plural and definite singular attributive lave)

  1. low
InflectionEdit
Inflection of lav
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular lav lavere lavest2
Neuter singular lavt lavere lavest2
Plural lave lavere lavest2
Definite attributive1 lave lavere laveste
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse lag (layer), from Proto-Germanic *lagą. Doublet of lag and layer (the Old Norse plural lǫg lives on in Danish lov and English law).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaw(ˀ)/, [ˈlɑw], [ˈlɑwˀ]

NounEdit

 
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lav n (singular definite lavet, plural indefinite lav)

  1. guild
InflectionEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Norwegian lav, derived from the verb Old Norse lafa (to dangle).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lav c or n (singular definite laven or lavet, plural indefinite laver)

  1. lichen
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːˀv/, [ˈlæˀʋ], [ˈlæwˀ]

VerbEdit

lav

  1. imperative of lave

Norwegian BokmålEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse lágr and Danish lav

Alternative formsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lav (neuter singular lavt, definite singular and plural lave, comparative lavere, indefinite superlative lavest, definite superlative laveste)

  1. low
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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Related to the verb lave

NounEdit

lav m (definite singular laven, indefinite plural laver, definite plural lavene)
lav n (definite singular lavet, indefinite plural laver, definite plural lava or lavene)

  1. lichen

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From the verb lave

NounEdit

lav n (definite singular lavet, indefinite plural lav, definite plural lava)

  1. lichen

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *lьvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *lewo-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lȁv m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏в)

  1. lion (mammal)
  2. (astronomy, astrology) Leo

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SwedishEdit

NounEdit

lav c

  1. lichen
  2. bench in sauna

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lav 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lav laven lavar lavarna
Genitive lavs lavens lavars lavarnas

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English love.

NounEdit

lav

  1. love

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lav (nominative plural lavs)

  1. wash, washing (the action or activity)

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