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English

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Etymology 1

Portuguese laca < Persian لاک (lāk) < Hindi लाख (lākh) < Sanskrit लाक्षा (lākṣā).

Noun

Singular
lac

Plural
-

lac (-)
  1. A resinous substance produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Coccus lacca, a scale-shaped insect.
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Etymology 2

From Hindustani लाख / لاکھ (lākh) < Sanskrit लक्षं (lakṣaṇ)

Alternative spellings

Noun

lac

  1. One hundred thousand (commonly used in India).

French

Pronunciation

Etymology

Compare Aragonese laco, Catalan llac, Esperanto lago, Italian lago, Latin lacus, Maltese lag, Portuguese lago, Romanian lac, Sardinian lagu, Spanish lago.

Noun

lac m.

  1. lake

Latin

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Noun

lac (genitive lactis); n, third declension

  1. milk
    Cum lacte nutricis. — With the nurse's milk.
  2. for something sweet, pleasant
    In melle sunt linguae sitae nostrae atque orationes, lacteque; corda felle sunt lita.
    Ut mentes ... satiari velut quodam jucundioris disciplinae lacte patiantur.
  3. milky juice
    Lac herbae.Milk of plants.
    cum lacte veneni. — with poisonous milk.
    Tenero dum lacte, quod intro est.
  4. (poetic) milk-white color
    • Candidus taurus ... una fuit labes; cetera lactis erant, Ov. A. A. 1, 290 .

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Old English

Etymology

Apparently from Germanic *laikom, from *laiko- ‘play’.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lɑːk/

Noun

lāc n. (plural same)

  1. gift, offering, sacrifice, booty
    • Hie drihtne lac begen brohton.
      They both brought an offering to the Lord.

Romanian

Etymology

Latin lacus. Compare Aragonese laco, Catalan llac, Esperanto lago, French lac, Italian lago, Latin lacus, Maltese lag, Portuguese lago, Sardinian lagu, Spanish lago.

Noun

lac f and m

  1. lake

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