lai etymology

English word lai comes from Proto-Indo-European *lakw-, Ancient Greek λαός, Proto-Germanic *laiką, and later Proto-Indo-European *lókus (Pond, pool.)

Detailed word origin of lai

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*lakw- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) lake, pond, lake, pool, water, body of water, lake
λαός Ancient Greek (grc)
*laiką Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lókus Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) Pond, pool.
λαϊκός Ancient Greek (grc)
laik, laih Frankish (frk)
*laih Frankish (frk)
*laguz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (Runic alphabet) name of the L-rune (ᛚ). Sea, ocean. Water. Wetness.
laicus Latin (lat) Lay (of the laity). Unconsecrated.
lagu Old English (ang) Sea, water, lake. The runic character ᛚ (/l/).
lai Old French (fro) Ugly Lai (Medieval text).
lay Middle English (enm)
lai English (eng) (historical) A mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat.

Words with the same origin as lai

Descendants of *lakw-
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Descendants of *laiką
lake