lathered

lather

1 [lath-er]
noun
1.
foam or froth made by a detergent, especially soap, when stirred or rubbed in water, as by a brush used in shaving or by hands in washing.
2.
foam or froth formed in profuse sweating, as on a horse.
3.
Informal. a state of excitement, agitation, nervous tension, or the like: He was in a lather over my delay.
verb (used without object)
4.
to form a lather: a soap that lathers well.
5.
to become covered with lather, as a horse.
verb (used with object)
6.
to apply lather to; cover with lather: He lathered his face before shaving.
7.
Informal. to beat or whip.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English; Old English lēathor soap; cognate with Old Norse lauthr (Icelandic löthur) lather, foam

latherer, noun
unlathered, adjective
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lather (ˈlɑːðə, ˈlæ-)
 
n
1.  foam or froth formed by the action of soap or a detergent in water
2.  foam formed by other liquid, such as the sweat of a horse
3.  informal a state of agitation or excitement
 
vb
4.  to coat or become coated with lather
5.  (intr) to form a lather
 
[Old English lēathor soap; related to Old Norse lauthr foam]
 
'lathery
 
adj

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lather
O.E. lauþr "foam, washing soda," from P.Gmc. *lauþran (cf. O.N. lauðr "washing soap, foam"), from PIE *loutrom (cf. Gaul. lautron, O.Ir. loathar "bathing tub," Gk. louein "to bathe," L. lavere "to wash"), which is from base *lou- "to wash" + instrumentative suffix *-tro-. Meaning "state
of agitation" (such as induces sweating) is from 1839. The verb is from O.E. laþran, from P.Gmc. *lauþrjan.
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