Loanword



[lohn-wurd] /ˈloʊnˌwɜrd/

noun
1.
a word in one language that has been borrowed from another language and usually naturalized, as wine, taken into Old English from Latin vinum, or macho, taken into Modern English from Spanish.

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  • Loath

    [lohth, lohth] /loʊθ, loʊð/ adjective 1. unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse: to be loath to admit a mistake. /ləʊθ/ adjective 1. (usually foll by to) reluctant or unwilling 2. nothing loath, willing adj. Old English lað “hated; hateful; hostile; repulsive,” from Proto-Germanic *laithaz (cf. Old Saxon, Old Frisian leth “loathsome,” Old Norse leiðr “hateful, hostile, loathed;” […]

  • Loathe

    [lohth] /loʊð/ verb (used with object), loathed, loathing. 1. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip. /ləʊð/ verb 1. (transitive) to feel strong hatred or disgust for v. Old English laðian “to hate, to be disgusted with,” from lað “hostile” (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, […]



  • Loathed

    [lohth] /loʊð/ verb (used with object), loathed, loathing. 1. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip. /ləʊð/ verb 1. (transitive) to feel strong hatred or disgust for v. Old English laðian “to hate, to be disgusted with,” from lað “hostile” (see loath). Cognate with Old Saxon lethon, […]

  • Loather

    [lohth, lohth] /loʊθ, loʊð/ adjective 1. unwilling; reluctant; disinclined; averse: to be loath to admit a mistake. [lohth] /loʊð/ verb (used with object), loathed, loathing. 1. to feel disgust or intense aversion for; abhor: I loathe people who spread malicious gossip. /ləʊθ/ adjective 1. (usually foll by to) reluctant or unwilling 2. nothing loath, willing […]



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