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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English laven (to wash; pour out; stream), from Old English lafian, ġelafian (to pour water on; refresh; wash), from Proto-Germanic *labōną (to refresh; revive; strengthen), from Proto-Indo-European *lōbʰ- (to strengthen oneself; rest). Cognate with Old Saxon lavōn ("to refresh; revive", > German Low German laven), Dutch laven (to quench one's thirst), Old High German labōn, labian ("to wash; refresh"; > Modern German laben), Ancient Greek λαπάζειν (lapázein), ἀλαπάζειν (alapázein, to empty out; cleanse; rest; refresh). The sense of "wash" in West Germanic was reinforced due to false association with unrelated Latin lavare (to wash).

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.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Dryden to this entry?)
  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, archaic) To wash.
    • Alexander Pope
      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.
    • 2006, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
      The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English lave, laif, lafe (remainder, rest, that which is left), from Old English lāf (lave, remainder, rest), 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.

NounEdit

lave (uncountable)

  1. (archaic or dialectal) The remainder, rest; that which is left, remnant; others.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
      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.[1]
      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.

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DanishEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

lave

  1. definite of lav
  2. plural of lav

VerbEdit

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

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

FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lav/
  • (file)

NounEdit

lave f (plural laves)

  1. (usually uncountable) lava

VerbEdit

lave

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

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Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French laver (wash).

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lave

  1. to wash

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

lave f

  1. plural of lava

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Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

lave

  1. Alternative form of laven

Norwegian BokmålEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lave

  1. definite singular of lav
  2. plural of lav

PortugueseEdit

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lave

  1. First-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of lavar
  2. Third-person singular (ele, ela, also used with tu and você?) present subjunctive of lavar
  3. Third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of lavar
  4. Third-person singular (você) negative imperative of lavar

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

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

lave

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of lavar.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of lavar.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of lavar.

SwedishEdit

 
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lave (tower)
 
sauna with two benches (lave)

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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