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3 letters words from 'lax'

LAX 10 

2 letters words from 'lax'

AL 2AX 9
LA 2 

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Definitions and meaning of lax

lax

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /læks/
  • Rhymes: -æks
  • Homophone: lacks

Alternative forms

  • lacks (Killian)

Etymology 1

From Middle English lax, from Old English leax (salmon), from Proto-West Germanic *lahs (salmon), from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz (salmon), from Proto-Indo-European *laḱs- (salmon, trout). Cognate with Middle Dutch lacks, lachs, lasche (salmon), Middle Low German las (salmon), German Lachs (salmon), Norwegian laks (salmon), Danish laks (salmon), Swedish lax (salmon), Icelandic lax (salmon), Lithuanian lašišà (salmon), Latvian lasis, Russian лосо́сь (losósʹ, salmon), Albanian leshterik (eel-grass). Doublet of lox.

Noun

lax (plural laxes)

  1. (now chiefly Britain dialectal, Scotland) A salmon.

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin laxus (wide, roomy, loose).

Adjective

lax (comparative laxer, superlative laxest)

  1. Lenient and allowing for deviation; not strict.
    • 1886, John Addington Symonds, Philip Sidney
      Society at that epoch was lenient, if not lax, in matters of the passions.
  2. Loose; not tight or taut.
  3. Lacking care; neglectful, negligent.
  4. (mathematics) Describing an associative monoidal functor.
  5. (archaic) Having a looseness of the bowels; diarrheal.
Synonyms
  • (lenient, not strict): permissive, lenient, relaxed
  • (loose, not tight): loose, slack
  • (lacking care): blameworthy, lash, negligent, remiss, reprehensible
Antonyms
  • (lenient, not strict): strict
  • (loose, not tight): taut, tight

Related terms

  • laxity
Translations

Etymology 3

Noun

lax (uncountable)

  1. (slang) Lacrosse.
    • 2010, Kate Kingsley, Pretty on the Outside (page 79)
      “I'm not playing lax this term,” Mimah said.

Anagrams

  • Axl

Dacian

Noun

lax

  1. The edible wild purslane plant.

German

Etymology

From Latin laxus.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laks/
  • Homophone: Lachs

Adjective

lax (comparative laxer, superlative am laxesten)

  1. lax
  2. (morale or ethics) easy, loose

Declension

Further reading

  • “lax” in Duden online

Icelandic

Etymology

From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [laxs], [laks]

Noun

lax m (genitive singular lax, nominative plural laxar)

  1. salmon

Declension

Derived terms

  • laxbleikur:
  • laxbleikur litur m

Latin

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *laks, from the same source as laciō (entice).

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /laks/, [ɫ̪äks̠]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /laks/, [läks]

Noun

lax f (genitive lacis); third declension

  1. deception, fraud

Declension

Third-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • fraus

Descendants

  • Mozarabic:
    Arabic: لْياجّى(ʎači)
    Hebrew: ליאַג֗יִ(ʎači)

References

  • lax in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lax in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Anagrams

  • alx

Middle English

Alternative forms

  • lex

Etymology

From Old English leax, from Proto-West Germanic *lahs, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laks/, /lɛks/

Noun

lax (plural lax or laxes)

  1. salmon

Descendants

  • English: lax
  • Scots: lax

References

  • “lax, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007, retrieved 2018-06-23.

Old Norse

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *lahsaz. Cognate with Old English leax, German Lachs, English lox, Old High German lahs, Yiddish לאַקס‎(laks‎).

Noun

lax m (genitive lax, plural laxar)

  1. (zoology) salmon

Declension

Derived terms

  • Laxárdalr

Descendants

References

  • lax in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse lax, from Proto-Germanic *lahsaz.

The 1000 kr meaning is possibly referring to the old pink color of the 1000 kr bill, the same color as a salmon. Older similar older slang words are skäring, from skär (pink); räka (prawn); tegel (brick); röding (char), from röd (red); all referring to the red-pinkish color of the 1000 kr bill. Color and animal-related nicknames for bills used to be quite common, e.g. grönsiska (siskin; 6 riksdaler 32 skillingar), kanariefågel (canary bird; 32 skillingar) and fågel blå (“blue bird; 500 riksdaler”).

An alternative possibility is a Romani origin, cf. Hindi लाख (lākh, 100,000)}, from Sanskrit लक्ष (lakṣa), but such a Romani word is not attested. Cf. lakan with the same meaning.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /laks/

Noun

lax c

  1. salmon
  2. (slang) a bill with nominal value 1000 kronor or the corresponding amount of money
    Synonyms: lakan, långschal, skäring, papp

Declension

Derived terms

  • laxrosa

References

  • Monica Golabiewski Lannby (2009-12-03), “Sedlarna som satte färg på språket”, in Språktidningen[2], retrieved 2021-11-26
  • Monica Golabiewski Lannby (2009), “’LAXAR’ – de skära tusenlapparna”, in Svensk numismatisk tidskrift[3], issue 8, Svenska numismatiska föreningen
  • Gerd Carling (2005), “lax”, in Romani i svenskan: Storstadsslang och standardspråk, Stockholm: Carlsson, →ISBN, page 89

Source: wiktionary.org
  • slack or loose.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)