Word of the DayFriday, December 30, 2011
\leyv\ , verb;
(Of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
Obsolete. To ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.
The remainder; the rest.
(Of ears) large and drooping.
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
Lave may come from an Old English word gelafian meaning “to wash by pouring” or from the Latin word lavare meaning “to wash.”
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