verb (used with object), laved, lav·ing.
verb (used without object), laved, lav·ing.
Origin of lave1
Definition for laves (2 of 2)
Origin of lave2
Examples from the Web for laves
To use his words, "They fall aff the shanty roof loike the laves aff the tthrees!"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)|William Delisle Hay
The left bank, That Rhone, when he hath mix'd with Sorga, laves.The Vision of Paradise, Complete|Dante Alighieri
"Withero sometimes talks like a ha'penny book wi' no laves in it," she said.My Lady of the Chimney Corner|Alexander Irvine
It's always been obsarved that, whin a dinnymiter had to blow up annything in London, he laves th' counthry.Mr. Dooley in Peace and in War|Finley Peter Dunne
Ay, achora, it's you that laves nothing undone that ought to be done; an' so it is here, sure enough.The Emigrants Of Ahadarra|William Carleton
British Dictionary definitions for laves
Word Origin for lave
Word Origin and History for laves
c.1200, from Old English gelafian "wash by pouring, pour (water)," possibly an early English or West Germanic borrowing (cf. Dutch laven, German laben) of Latin lavare "to wash," or its Old French descendant, laver. Latin lavare is from PIE *leu(e)- "to wash" (cf. Latin luere "to wash," Greek louein "to wash, bathe," Old Irish loathar "basin," Breton laouer "trough," Old English leaþor "lather").