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3 letters words from 'lac'

CAL 5LAC 5

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Definitions and meaning of lac

lac

Etymology 1

From Portuguese laca, from Hindi लाख (lākh)/Urdu لاکھ(lākh) or cognates in other Indo-Aryan languages, from Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læk/

Noun

lac (countable and uncountable, plural lacs)

  1. A resinous substance or lacquer produced mainly on the banyan tree by the female of Kerria lacca, a scale insect.
Derived terms
Translations

Etymology 2

Noun

lac (plural lacs)

  1. Alternative spelling of lakh

Etymology 3

From Cadillac.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læk/

Noun

lac (plural lacs)

  1. (slang) Clipping of Cadillac.
    Synonyms: caddie, caddy
    • 1992, Big Mello, Bone Hard Zaggin, Rap-A-Lot Records, track 5. "Mac's Drive 'Lac's"
      Macs drive lacs.

Etymology 4

From laceration.

Pronunciation

IPA(key): /læs/

Noun

lac (countable and uncountable, plural lacs)

  1. (medicine, colloquial) Laceration.

Anagrams

  • ACL, CLA, Cal, Cal., LCA, alc, cal, cal.

Aromanian

Etymology

From Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool).

Noun

lac

  1. lake

Dalmatian

Etymology

From Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool).

Noun

lac m

  1. lake

Franco-Provençal

Etymology

From Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool). Compare Aragonese laco, Catalan llac, Esperanto lago, French lac, Italian lago, Maltese lag, Portuguese lago, Romanian lac, Sardinian lagu, Spanish lago.

Noun

lac m

  1. lake

French

Etymology

From Middle French lac, from Old French lac, a replacement of earlier lai (pit, trench, ditch, grave, mere, pond) (see Old French lac). Generally inferred as a borrowing of Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool). Compare Aragonese laco, Catalan llac, Esperanto lago, Italian lago, Maltese lag, Portuguese lago, Romanian lac, Sardinian lagu, Spanish lago.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lak/
  • Rhymes: -ak
  • Homophones: lacs, laque, laquent, laques

Noun

lac m (plural lacs)

  1. lake

Derived terms

  • Grands Lacs
  • il n'y a pas le feu au lac

Further reading

  • “lac” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • ACL

K'iche'

Noun

lac

  1. (Classical K'iche') plate

Latin

Alternative forms

  • lacte
  • lact

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *dlakts, from Proto-Indo-European *ǵlákt n (gen. *ǵlaktós) (compare Ancient Greek γάλα (gála, milk), Old Armenian կաթն (katʿn), Albanian dhallë (buttermilk), Waigali zōr (milk), Hittite [script needed] (galaktar, balm, resin)).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /lak/, [ɫ̪äk]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /lak/, [läk]

Noun

lac n sg (genitive lactis); third declension

  1. milk
  2. for something sweet, pleasant
  3. milky juice
    • c. 1st century BCE, Anonymous (formerly misattributed to Ovid), Nux
      Lamina mollis adhuc tenero dum lacte, quod intro est,
      nec mala sunt ulli nostra futura bono.
      As their nutshell still remains soft with something tenderly milky inside,
      my future fruits are not good to anyone.
  4. (poetic) milk-white color

Declension

Third-declension noun (neuter, imparisyllabic non-i-stem), singular only.

Derived terms

  • ā lacte cūnīsque (from the cradle, from infancy)
  • lac pressum (cheese)
  • tam similem, quam lactis (as like as one egg is to another)
  • qui plus lactis quam sanguinis habet (of tender age)

Descendants

References

  • lac in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lac in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lac in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • Carl Meißner; Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[2], London: Macmillan and Co.

Norman

Etymology

From Old French lac, from Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool).

Noun

lac m (plural lacs)

  1. (Jersey, geography) lake

Old English

Alternative forms

  • læc

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *laiką, from *laiko- (play), compare *laikaną. Cognates include Old Norse leikr (whence Danish leg (game), Swedish leka (to play)), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌺𐍃 (laiks, dance).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑːk/

Noun

lāc n or f

  1. play, sport
  2. battle, strife
  3. gift, offering, sacrifice, booty; message

Declension

when neuter
when feminine

Derived terms

  • heaþolāc
  • wiflāc

Related terms

  • -lāc
  • lācan
  • lǣċan

Descendants

  • Middle English: lake, lak, lac
    • English: lake (dialectal)

Old French

Alternative forms

  • lai (early)

Etymology

Generally assumed to be a borrowing of Latin lacus (basin, tank, tub, reservoir, pond), displacing the native Old French lai (pit, grave, trench, mere, pond), inherited from the same Latin term, by the early 13th century. Latin lacus derives from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool),

The displacement of Old French lai may have been assisted by influence from early Middle English lac, lace (lake, pond, pool", also "pit, ditch, trench), from Old English lacu (pool, pond, lake), due to lac's sudden spread in Old French following the annexation of English controlled Normandy into the kingdom of France in 1204. A full-out borrowing of the term from Middle English rather than from the Latin is also not an impossibility, as the earliest attestations of Old French lac are in the Eadwine Psalter (written by Anglo-Saxon and Anglo-Norman scribes in England) and Erec and Enide (an Arthurian romance, whose author was heavily influenced by English, Anglo-Norman, and Celtic writings).

The Old Occitan lac, laz, latz (snare, noose", also "pit, hole), which some theorise as leading to the Old French form (with c), is actually derived from a different Latin root related to Old French laz (snare, noose, lace), and possibly conflated with Old High German lacha (ditch, trench, pool). See Italian lacca (hole, pit).

Noun

lac m (oblique plural las, nominative singular las, nominative plural lac)

  1. lake

Descendants

  • Middle French: lac
    • Middle English: lac
      • English: lake
    • French: lac
    • Norman: lac (Jersey)

Old Irish

Etymology

From Proto-Celtic *laggos, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₁g-.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /l͈aɡ/

Adjective

lac

  1. weak, feeble
  2. (hair) soft, smooth

Derived terms

  • lacaid
  • lacatus

Descendants

  • Irish: lag
  • Manx: lag
  • Scottish Gaelic: lag

Mutation

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019), “lac”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language

Romanian

Etymology

From Latin lacus (lake), from Proto-Italic *lakus, from Proto-Indo-European *lókus (lake, pool). Compare Aragonese laco, Catalan llac, Esperanto lago, French lac, Italian lago, Maltese lag, Portuguese lago, Sardinian lagu, Spanish lago.

Noun

lac n (plural lacuri)

  1. lake

Declension

Derived terms

  • lăcos

Romansch

Etymology

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Pronunciation

Noun

lac m

  1. paint

Synonyms

  • vernisch (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Puter, Vallader), verneisch (Surmiran)

Zazaki

Alternative forms

  • laj
  • laz

Etymology

Compare Middle Armenian լաճ (lač).

Pronunciation

  • (Northern Zazaki) IPA(key): [ˈlɑdz]
  • (Southern Zazaki) IPA(key): [ˈlɑdʒ]
  • Hyphenation: lac

Noun

lac m

  1. son
  2. boy

References


Source: wiktionary.org
  • a dark red resinous substance secreted by some insects.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)