verb (used with object), laved, laving.
to wash; bathe.
(of a river, sea, etc.) to flow along, against, or past; wash.
Obsolete. to ladle; pour or dip with a ladle.
verb (used without object), laved, laving.
Archaic. to bathe.
an archaic word for wash
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”).
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[ley-ver] /ˈleɪ vər/ noun 1. Old Testament. a large basin upon a foot or pedestal in the court of the Hebrew tabernacle and subsequently in the temple, containing water for the ablutions of the priests and for the washing of the sacrifices in the temple service. 2. Ecclesiastical. the font or water of baptism. 3. […]