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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LAVE

I lave that to whoever has it, Honor: 'tis enough for me, I see what you do—and that's what I go by.

Plase your honour, I being the lady, expicted I'd get lave to swear first.

Burn the steak he will if I lave him with it, and Moike knows the sort of a bed he makes.

I want him to get into the state in which he can look at her an' lave her alone!

The door's open, and you've my lave; may be we 'll do as well without you, as we're like to do with you.

I suppose ye're like the lave of the men, and think nothing else matters to a woman.

"I lave it with you," said Black Tom; and Pete pulled the door after him.

"Lave women's matters alone, father; it'll become you better," said Grannie.

She must have a heart-as hard as a stone to lave the like of it.

You'll know best what to say when the time comes, Phil, so I lave it with you.

WORD ORIGIN

c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (cf. Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cf. Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").

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