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See also lái, lǎi, lài, lại, and l-ai

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Noun

Singular
lai

Plural
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  1. (historical) A mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat.

French

Pronunciation

Noun

lai m.

  1. (historical) lai (a mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat).

Adjective

lai

  1. lay, equivalent to French laïc, laïque (relating to laypersons as opposed to clerical).
    Only used in the phrase "frères lais"; means religious servants not (yet) having been admitted to the priestly dignity.

Lojban

Cmavo

lai

  1. indicates that a name follows, and that the speaker means the mass composed of constituents bearing this name

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Mandarin

Verb

lai (Pinyin lái)

  1. come; arrive
    lai a! Come on!

Pinyin syllable

lai

  1. A transliteration of any of a number of Chinese characters properly represented as having one of three tones, lái, lǎi, or lài.

Usage notes

English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


Romanian

Etymology

Albanian laja

Pronunciation

Adjective

lai 3 nom/acc forms

  1. black (or black mixed with white)

Synonyms


Romansch

Etymology

[[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:rm:Template:lang:la derivations]] lacus

Noun

lai

  1. lake

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