Lake etymology


English word lake comes from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leh₂gʷ-, New Latin logarithmus, Proto-Indo-European *leyg-, Proto-Germanic *laiko-, and later Proto-Germanic *lakaną (Linen; cloth; sheet.)

Etymology of lake

Detailed word origin of lake

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*(s)leh₂gʷ- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
logarithmus New Latin (la-new)
*leyg- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*laiko- Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lakaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Linen; cloth; sheet.
*leǵ- Proto-Indo-European (ine) to collect, to speak, to leak
*lacen Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
*laikaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*lekaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) (intransitive) To leak; seep; drip.
lāc Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang)
lac Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Battle, strife. Gift, offering, sacrifice, booty; message. Play, sport.
*lakiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
lacu Old English (ca. 450-1100) (ang) Expanse of water, lake. Pool, pond. Stream, watercourse.
lac Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
lake English (en) (obsolete) A kind of fine, white linen.

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