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EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lax, from Old English leax (salmon), from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (salmon), from Proto-Indo-European *laḱs- (salmon, trout). Cognate with Middle Dutch lacks, lachs, lasche (salmon), Middle Low German las (salmon), German Lachs (salmon), Norwegian laks (salmon), Danish laks (salmon), Swedish lax (salmon), Icelandic lax (salmon), Lithuanian lašišà (salmon), Latvian lasis, Russian лосо́сь (losósʹ, salmon), Albanian leshterik (eel-grass). See also lox.

NounEdit

lax (plural laxes)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin laxus (wide, roomy, loose).

AdjectiveEdit

lax (comparative laxer, superlative laxest)

  1. Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
    The rules are fairly lax, but you have to know which ones you can bend.
    • J. A. Symonds
      Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.
  2. Loose; not tight or taut.
    The rope fell lax.
    • Ray
      the flesh of that sort of fish being lax and spongy
  3. Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.
    • 2011 October 1, Phil Dawkes, “Sunderland 2 - 2 West Brom”, in BBC Sport[1]:
      Prior to this match, Albion had only scored three league goals all season, but Wes Brown's lax marking allowed Morrison to head in their fourth from a Chris Brunt free-kick and then, a minute later, the initial squandering of possession and Michael Turner's lack of pace let Long run through to slot in another.
  4. (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
  5. (mathematics) Describing an associative monoidal functor.
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Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

lax (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Lacrosse.
    • 2010, Kate Kingsley, Pretty on the Outside (page 79)
      “I'm not playing lax this term,” Mimah said.

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DacianEdit

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin laxus

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lax (comparative laxer, superlative am laxesten)

  1. lax
  2. (morale or ethics) easy, loose

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lax in Duden online

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

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NounEdit

lax m (genitive singular lax, nominative plural laxar)

  1. salmon

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Italic *laks, from the same source as laciō (entice).[1]

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lax f (genitive lacis); third declension

  1. deception, fraud

InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lax lacēs
Genitive lacis lacum
Dative lacī lacibus
Accusative lacem lacēs
Ablative lace lacibus
Vocative lax lacēs

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “laciō”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, page 321

Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English leax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

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NounEdit

lax (plural lax or laxes)

  1. salmon

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

NounEdit

lax m

  1. salmon

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz. The 1000kr meaning comes from the color of the 1000kr bill which was the same color as a salmon.

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NounEdit

lax c

  1. salmon
  2. (slang) a bill with nominal value 1000 kronor or the corresponding amount of money

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lax 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lax laxen laxar laxarna
Genitive lax laxens laxars laxarnas

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