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A mountain lake

English

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Etymology 1

From Middle English lake (body of water) < conflation of ME. lake < Old English lacu (lake, stream, watercourse); akin to OE. lagu (sea) and Old French lack < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] lacus (hollow, lake, pond) < Proto-Indo-European *lak-.

Noun

Singular
lake

Plural
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  1. Large, landlocked, naturally occurring stretch of water.
  2. (In the plural) an area characterised by its many lakes; e.g., the English Lake District is often shortened to The Lakes.
  3. A large amount of liquid: a wine lake.
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Etymology 2

From Old English lác, Proto-Germanic *laikom, *game, dance, hymn, sport, fight.

Noun

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Singular
lake

Plural
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lake ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) An offering, sacrifice, gift.
  2. (obsolete, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Play, sport, fun, glee.
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Verb

Infinitive
to lake

Third person singular
lak

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to lake (third-person singular simple present lak, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (obsolete) To present an offering.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To leap, jump, exert oneself, play.

Etymology 3

From Old English lachen

Noun

Singular
lake

Plural
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lake ({{{1}}})
  1. (obsolete) Fine linen.

Etymology 4

From French laque (lacquer) < Persian لاک (lāk) < Hindi lakh < Sanskrit laksha (one hundred thousand), referring to the number of insects that gather on the trees and make the resin seep out.

Noun

lake

  1. In dyeing and painting, an often fugitive crimson or vermillion pigment derived from an organic colorant (cochineal or madder, for example) and an inorganic, generally metallic mordant.
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Verb

Infinitive
to lake

Third person singular
lak

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
es

to lake (third-person singular simple present lak, present participle es, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To make lake-red.

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Norwegian

Noun

lake m.

  1. pickle, brine
  2. burbot, eelpout

Verb

lake

  1. To pickle.

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