See also: LoC, LOC, loc., lóc, lŏć, lọc, lộc, Lộc, and lốc

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Clipping of dreadlock.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

loc (plural locs)

  1. (informal, usually in the plural) A dreadlock.
    • 2020 May 17, Helaine R. Williams, “LET'S TALK: Cutting 'locs good lesson in fulfillment”, in Arkansas Democrat-Gazette[1]:
      Thinning hair can be especially disconcerting when one is trying to wear 'locs, also known as dreadlocks, which I'd first begun in late 2001. [] I finally fetched the shears and, cringing, cut off each 'loc at the point where new growth was coming in.
    • 2021, Nadia E. Brown, Danielle Casarez Lemi, Sister Style: The Politics of Appearance for Black Women Political Elites, New York, NY: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 25:
      Locs are another protective hairstyle that dates back to Africa. This rope-like hairstyle is achieved by matting the hair. Priests of the Ethiopian Coptic religion in 500 BCE wore locs, and the first archaeological evidence of locs comes from East Africa.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

loc (countable and uncountable, plural locs)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of LOC.

AnagramsEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *lātjā, from the same root as lot (teardrop).[1]

NounEdit

loc m (indefinite plural loce, definite singular locja, definite plural locet)

  1. dear, darling

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Orel, Vladimir (1998), “loc”, in Albanian Etymological Dictionary, Leiden, Boston, Cologne: Brill, →ISBN, page 230

AromanianEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus. Compare Daco-Romanian loc.

NounEdit

loc n (plural locuri)

  1. place, location
  2. land, soil, earth
  3. country, region

SynonymsEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Irish loc (hindrance), from Middle English lok.

NounEdit

loc m (genitive singular loic, nominative plural loic)

  1. (obsolete) hindrance

VerbEdit

loc (present analytic locann, future analytic locfaidh, verbal noun locadh, past participle loctha)

  1. Ulster form of loic (to shirk, flinch)

ConjugationEdit


Old EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *luką.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

loc n

  1. lock
  2. that by which anything is closed (e.g. bolt, bar, etc.)
  3. an enclosed space, enclosure, fold
DeclensionEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

InterjectionEdit

lōc

  1. Alternative form of lōca

Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old English loc, from Proto-Germanic *luką.

NounEdit

loc m (oblique plural los, nominative singular los, nominative plural loc)

  1. lock
    • (Can we date this quote?), La Vie de St Thomas
      Mes a cel ore esteit a un grant loc fermee
      But at this hour, it was closed with a big lock

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Possibly from Latin locus.

NounEdit

loc m

  1. place (usually inhabited, or suited thereto)

InflectionEdit

Masculine o-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative loc locL luicL
Vocative luic locL lucuH
Accusative locN locL lucuH
Genitive luicL loc locN
Dative lucL locaib locaib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


Old OccitanEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

loc m (oblique plural locs, nominative singular locs, nominative plural loc)

  1. place

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit


RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus, from Old Latin stlocus, from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, place, locate).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

loc n (plural locuri)

  1. place, location

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit


WelshEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from English lock.

NounEdit

loc m (plural lociau, not mutable)

  1. lock (on a canal)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

loc

  1. Soft mutation of lloc (enclosure, pen).

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
lloc loc unchanged unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.