Origin of lake1
Origin of lake2
Examples from the Web for lake
The “waters of Lake Minnetonka” may have been purifying, but they were also freezing.Speed Read: The Juiciest Bits From the History of ‘Purple Rain’|Jennie Yabroff|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I am reminded of the story of Senator Bernie Sanders (Independent, VT) walking along the shores of Lake Champlain.
People are extremely anxious about the next generation,” Lake said, “and it unites America.
Williams said he went to the lake to take a stroll “because of his heart.”Exposed: The Gay-Bashing Pastor’s Same-Sex Assault|M.L. Nestel|December 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
This video remedies that injustice, showcasing an owl doing a butterfly stroke in Lake Michigan.Swimming Owls, Jane Krakowski’s Peter Pan Live! Audition, and More Viral Videos|The Daily Beast Video|December 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The lake dwellers had fires, both on shore and in their huts over the water.
This "lake of the mountains" is a favourite place for picnics and pleasure trips from Northport and Belleville.Life in the Clearings versus the Bush|Susanna Moodie
Sometimes for an instant he scanned the surface of the lake for signs of breaking fish or splash of migrant water bird.The Harvester|Gene Stratton Porter
Bunker rowed the boat half way across the lake, and tied it to one of the trees that grew on a little island.Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue at Camp Rest-A-While|Laura Lee Hope
Nobody comes out this far unless theyre huntin for the lake, but youre the first to come in a steam car without rails.The Motor Boys Across the Plains|Clarence Young
Word Origin for lake
Word Origin for lake
"body of water," early 12c., from Old French lack and directly from Latin lacus "pond, lake," also "basin, tank," related to lacuna "hole, pit," from PIE *laku- (cf. Greek lakkos "pit, tank, pond," Old Church Slavonic loky "pool, puddle, cistern," Old Irish loch "lake, pond"). The common notion is "basin." There was a Germanic form of the word, which yielded cognate Old Norse lögr "sea flood, water," Old English lacu "stream," lagu "sea flood, water," leccan "to moisten" (see leak). In Middle English, lake, as a descendant of the Old English word, also could mean "stream; river gully; ditch; marsh; grave; pit of hell," and this might have influenced the form of the borrowed word. The North American Great Lakes so called from 1660s.
"deep red coloring matter," 1610s, from French laque (see lac), from which it was obtained.