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Friday, December 30, 2011

Definitions for lave

  1. To wash; bathe.
  2. (Of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
  3. Obsolete. To ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.

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Citations for lave
One must have a freshness of mind, a cleanliness of body. One must lave oneself in sparkling springs— Vikram Seth, A Suitable Boy
And sit on the hearthstone so I may lave your alabaster skin with my own hands. Güneli Gün, On The Road to Baghdad
Origin of lave
900
Lave may come from an Old English word gelafian meaning “to wash by pouring” or from the Latin word lavare meaning “to wash.”