lai

[ ley ]
/ leɪ /

noun

(in medieval French literature)
a narrative poem written in octosyllabic couplets and dealing with tales of adventure and romance.
a lyric poem, often a love poem, having great metrical variety and designed to be sung to a popular melody.

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Origin of lai

1200–50; Middle English <Old French. See lay4
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