(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.
see lay (n.).
abbreviation 1. Latin American Integration Association (before 1981, known as the Latin American Free Trade Area). An economic group, its members are Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru, Uruguay, and Venezuela Latin American Integration Association
[lahy-bahkh] /ˈlaɪ bɑx/ noun 1. German name of . /ˈlaibax/ noun 1. the German name for Ljubljana
[ley-ik] /ˈleɪ ɪk/ adjective 1. Also, laical. lay; secular. noun 2. one of the laity. /ˈleɪɪk/ adjective 1. of or involving the laity; secular noun 2. a rare word for layman adj. 1560s, from French laïque (16c.), from Late Latin laicus, from Greek laikos “of or belonging to the people,” from laos “people” (see lay […]
[ley-uh-siz-uh m] /ˈleɪ əˌsɪz əm/ noun 1. the nonclerical, or secular, control of political and social institutions in a society (distinguished from ).