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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR LOAN

He must go and humbly he must ask for the loan of a small sum of money.

Young Sparrow must either starve or ask his neighbor to help him with a loan.

"Throw me the loan of a trusty Bartly, for a cushion," said he.

If it be a loan, Seor, I fear that the time is not opportune.

Mr. Mercier obtained from the city of Montreal the loan of fifteen picked men.

I ask you for the loan of three half-crowns, distinctly, and without a blush.

At this Chaigneux, scenting a loan, collapsed into the most lavish thanks.

Then, the loan at once dismissed from his thoughts, he was ready for Alfred.

I was expecting to do it out of a loan I thought I could get on my glue-works.

It consisted of a superficial ablution and the loan of a handkerchief.

WORD ORIGIN

mid-13c., from Old Norse lan, related to lja "to lend," from Proto-Germanic *laikhwniz (cf. Old Frisian len "thing lent," Middle Dutch lene, Dutch leen "loan, fief," Old High German lehan, German Lehn "fief, feudal tenure"), originally "to let have, to leave (to someone)," from PIE *leikw- "to leave" (see relinquish).

The Norse word also is cognate with Old English læn "gift," which did not survive into Middle English, but its derived verb lænan is the source of lend. As a verb, loan is attested from 1540s, perhaps earlier, and formerly was current, but has now been supplanted in England by lend, though it survives in American English.

Loan word (1874) is a translation of German Lehnwort; loan-translation is attested 1933, from German Lehnübersetzung. Slang loan shark first attested 1900.

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