[ ley ]
/ leɪ /


(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.

Nearby words

  1. lahore,
  2. lahore party,
  3. lahr,
  4. lahr, bert,
  5. lahti,
  6. laia,
  7. laibach,
  8. laic,
  9. laicism,
  10. laicization

Origin of lai

1200–50; Middle English < Old French. See lay4 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Word Origin and History for lais'


see lay (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper