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lave

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English

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Latin lavare.

Verb

Infinitive
to lave

Third person singular
lav

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
ing

to lave (third-person singular simple present lav, present participle ing, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (archaic) To wash.
    • 1789, William Lisle Bowles, 'Sonnet I' from Fourteen Sonnets, 1789.
      the tranquil tide, / That laves the pebbled shore.
    • 2006, Cormac McCarthy, The Road, London: Picador, 2007, p. 38.
      The boy walked out and squatted and laved up the dark water.
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Etymology 2

Old English lāf.

Noun

Singular
lave

Plural
-

lave (-)
  1. (obsolete) The remainder; what is left.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, Night 12.
      Then they set upon us and slew some of my slaves and put the lave to flight.

Danish

Verb

lave

  1. to make
  2. to prepare

French

Pronunciation

Noun

lave f

  1. lava

Verb form

lave

  1. first-, third-person singular indicative present of laver
  2. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of laver
  3. second-person singular imperative of laver

Scots

Noun

lave

  1. (archaic) rest

Spanish

Verb form

lave

  1. first-, third-person singular subjunctive present of lavar
  2. third-person singular imperative of lavar

Swedish

Noun

lave c

  1. towerlike building atop a mine shaft

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