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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lōs (reputation, renown, fame, infamy, rumor, news), from Old French los, from Latin laus (praise, glory, fame, renown). Compare laud.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

loos (uncountable)

  1. Praise, fame, reputation.
    • Geoffrey Chaucer.
      Hercules that had the grete loos.
    • Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene vi. xii. 12.
      That much he feared, least reprochfull blame
      With foule dishonour him mote blot therefore;
      Besides the losse of so much loos and fame,
      As through the world thereby should glorifie his name.
ReferencesEdit

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for loos in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

loos

  1. plural of loo

AnagramsEdit


CornishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Brythonic *luɨd, from Proto-Celtic *ɸlētos.

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [loːz]
  • (Revived Late Cornish) IPA(key): [luːz]

AdjectiveEdit

loos

  1. grey

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *lōs, from Proto-Germanic *lausaz.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /loːs/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -oːs

AdjectiveEdit

loos (comparative lozer, superlative meest loos or loost)

  1. sly
  2. blank, empty
  3. idle

InflectionEdit

Inflection of loos
uninflected loos
inflected loze
comparative lozer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial loos lozer het loost
het looste
indefinite m./f. sing. loze lozere looste
n. sing. loos lozer looste
plural loze lozere looste
definite loze lozere looste
partitive loos lozers

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VerbEdit

loos

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lozen
  2. imperative of lozen

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Saterland FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Frisian *lās (attested only in compounds as -lās), from Proto-Germanic *lausaz. More at lease, loose.

AdjectiveEdit

loos

  1. empty