See also: Lave, lavé, lavě, låve, and ľavé

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leɪv/
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  • Rhymes: -eɪv

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English laven (to wash; pour out; stream; bail or draw water, drain, exhaust), from Old English lafian, ġelafian (to pour; refresh), from Proto-West Germanic *labōn (to refresh; revive; strengthen), of uncertain origin. Influenced by Old French laver and Latin lavō (to wash, bathe)[1]. Sometimes compared to Ancient Greek λωφάω (lōpháō, to recover, rest), also of unknown origin.[2]

VerbEdit

lave (third-person singular simple present laves, present participle laving, simple past and past participle laved)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To pour or throw out, as water; lade out; bail; bail out.
  2. (transitive) To draw, as water; drink in.
  3. (transitive) To give bountifully; lavish.
  4. (intransitive) To run down or gutter, as a candle.
  5. (intransitive, dialectal) To hang or flap down.
  6. (transitive, intransitive, literary or poetic) To wash.
    • 1713, Alexander Pope, “Windsor-Forest. []”, in The Works of Mr. Alexander Pope, volume I, London: [] W[illiam] Bowyer, for Bernard Lintot, [], published 1717, OCLC 43265629:
      In her chaste current oft the goddess laves.
    • 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
      the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
    • 1727, James Thomson, “Summer”, in The Seasons, London: [] A[ndrew] Millar, and sold by Thomas Cadell, [], published 1768, OCLC 642619686:
      Delicious is your shelter to the soul,
      As to the hunted hart the sallying spring,
      Or stream full-flowing, that his swelling sides
      Laves, as he floats along the herbaged brink
  7. To lick.
    • 2011 July 15, Miranda Lee, The Boss's Baby, Harlequin, →ISBN:
      [] he drawled, and bent to lave each nipple with his tongue till the satin was wet and clinging.
    • 2011 August 1, Eliza Knight, A Lady's Charade, Eliza Knight, →ISBN, page 122:
      Alexander went from laving at her breasts to nuzzling her belly and then his mouth was on her bare thigh, nibbling at her flesh as his fingers delved inside her sheath. She felt herself stretch and squeeze against his long fingers.
    • 2014 February 21, Scarlet Blackwell, Beached Hearts, Totally Entwined Group (USA+CAD), →ISBN:
      Liam's mouth was so hot and wet on his cock, his tongue so wicked, laving his shaft expertly with smooth, slick strokes, delving into his slit and swiping away the fluid leaking from it. Why was Liam doing this?
    • 2014 May 1, Leslie Kelly; Jo Leigh; Karen Foley; Susanna Carr, Harlequin Blaze May 2014 Bundle: An Anthology, Harlequin, →ISBN:
      He continued to lave her with gentle laps, while his fingers caressed her until she cried out and her whole body convulsed. He felt her muscles contracting around his fingers, but he didn't stop until he'd wrung every last shiver from [her].
    • 2015 June 11, Melissa Foster, Healed by Love (Love in Bloom: The Bradens), World Literary Press:
      He pressed them back down and continued licking, laving at her as her inner muscles contracted around his fingers and she panted out his name. He didn't relent until the last shudder rippled through her beautiful body.
    • 2016 April 15, Elizabeth Lennox, The Prince's Forbidden Lover, Elizabeth Lennox Books LLC, →ISBN:
      [] but it took only a few moments of his tongue laving at her core before she was exploding in a mind-drugging climax that made her throat sore from her cries.
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Etymology 2Edit

Inherited from Northern Middle English lave (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest), from Proto-West Germanic *laibu, from Proto-Germanic *laibō (remainder), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to stick, glue).

Cognate with Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at belive.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lave (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) The remainder, rest; that which is left, remnant; others.
    • 1885, Richard F. Burton, chapter XII, in The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, volume I, The Burton Club, page 114:
      Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the lave to flight[.]
    • 1896 (posthumously), Robert Louis Stevenson, Songs of Travel and other verses.[3]
      Give to me the life I love, / Let the lave go by me...
  2. (dialectal) A crowd
    • 1807, Ancient historic ballads - Page 72:
      Of prelates proud, a populous lave, And abbots boldly there were known.
SynonymsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Friedrich Kluge (1989), “laben”, in Elmar Seebold, editor, Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache [Etymological Dictionary of the German Language] (in German), 22nd edition, Berlin: Walter de Gruyter, →ISBN, page 423: “wg. *lab-ō- swV. ‘erfrischen, waschen’”
  2. ^ Beekes, Robert S. P. (2010), “885”, in Etymological Dictionary of Greek (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 10), with the assistance of Lucien van Beek, Leiden, Boston: Brill, →ISBN, page λωφάω
  3. ^ [1]

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaːvə/, [ˈlɛːʋə], [ˈlɛːʊ]
  • Rhymes: -aːvə

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse laga, derived from lag (layer). Cognate with Norwegian lage, Swedish laga.

VerbEdit

lave (imperative lav, infinitive at lave, present tense laver, past tense lavede, perfect tense har lavet)

  1. to make, create, construct, produce
  2. to cook, prepare
  3. to do
  4. to repair, mend, fix
InflectionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

AdjectiveEdit

lave

  1. definite of lav
  2. plural of lav

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

lave c

  1. (obsolete) dative singular indefinite of lag
Usage notesEdit

Only used in the fixed expression af lave (out of order).


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lave f (plural laves)

  1. (usually uncountable) lava

Derived termsEdit

VerbEdit

lave

  1. inflection of laver:
    1. first/third-person singular present indicative/subjunctive
    2. second-person singular imperative

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French laver (wash).

VerbEdit

lave

  1. to wash

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

lave f

  1. plural of lava

AnagramsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

lave

  1. (Northern) Alternative form of love (remainder)

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

lave

  1. Alternative form of laven

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lave

  1. definite singular of lav
  2. plural of lav

PortugueseEdit

PronunciationEdit

 

VerbEdit

lave

  1. inflection of lavar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lave f

  1. inflection of lavă:
    1. indefinite plural
    2. indefinite genitive/dative singular

ScotsEdit

EtymologyEdit

Middle Scots lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest). Akin to Old High German leiba (lave), Old Norse leif (lave), Old English belīfan (to remain). More at leave.

NounEdit

lave

  1. (archaic) rest, remainder.
    Ye are bit a wumman lik the lave, an ye maun thole the brunt o whit life mey bring. — Janet's Love and Service
    • 1789, Robert Burns, Whistle O'er The Lave O't:
      Now we're married - speir nae mair, / But whistle o'er the lave o't!
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

lave

  1. inflection of lavar:
    1. first/third-person singular present subjunctive
    2. third-person singular imperative

SwedishEdit

 
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lave (tower)
 
sauna with two benches (lave)

EtymologyEdit

From Old Swedish lavi, possibly from the root of loge (kind of barn).

NounEdit

lave c

  1. a towerlike building atop a mine shaft
  2. a wooden bench in a sauna

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lave 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lave laven lavar lavarna
Genitive laves lavens lavars lavarnas

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