What does the name Lay mean? Find out below.
Etymology: F. lai, L. laicus, Gr. � of or from the people, lay, from �, �, people. Cf. Laic
Etymology: OF. lei faith, law, F. loi law. See Legal
Etymology: OF. lai lais, prob. of Celtic origin; cf. Ir. laoi laoidh, song, poem, OIr. laoidh poem, verse; but cf. also AS. lāc play, sport, G. leich a sort of poem (cf. Lake to sport). �
Etymology: OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See Lie to be prostrate
Note: ☞ The lay of a rope is right-handed or left-handed according to the hemp or strands are laid up. See Lay (v. t.), 16. The lay of land is its topographical situation, esp. its slope and its surface features.
From Middle English layen, leggen, from Old English lecgan (“to lay”), from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną (“to lay”), causative form of Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, *legjaną (“to lie, recline”), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (“to lie, recline”). Cognate with West Frisian lizze (“to lay, to lie”), Dutch leggen (“to lay”), German legen (“to lay”), Norwegian Bokmål legge (“to lay”), Norwegian Nynorsk leggja (“to lay”), Swedish lägga (“to lay”), Icelandic leggja (“to lay”), Albanian lag (“troop, band, war encampment”).
From Middle English laie, lawe, from Old English lagu (“sea, flood, water, ocean”), from Proto-Germanic *laguz (“water, sea”), from Proto-Indo-European *lakw- (“water, body of water, lake”). Cognate with Icelandic lögur (“liquid, fluid, lake”), Latin lacus (“lake, hollow, hole”).
From Old French lai, from Latin laicus, from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós), λαός (laós).
From Middle English lay, from Old French lai (“song, lyric, poem”), from Frankish *laik, *laih (“play, melody, song”), from Proto-Germanic *laikaz, *laikiz (“jump, play, dance, hymn”), from Proto-Indo-European *loig-, *(e)laiǵ- (“to jump, spring, play”). Akin to Old High German leih (“a play, skit, melody, song”), Middle High German leich (“piece of music, epic song played on a harp”), Old English lācan (“to move quickly, fence, sing”). See lake.
, calque of Yiddish לייגן (leygn, “to put, lay”).
lay was also found in the following language(s): Malagasy
Lay Phyu is a musician. He has had major accomplishments since 1992. Lay was born on May 19th, 1965.
Lay Low is an alternative country, folk music, blues, and rock music musician. She plays Guitar, Bass guitar, Piano, Banjo, and Vocals. She has been prominent since 2006. Lay was given the name Lovísa Elísabet Sigrúnardóttir on September 10th, 1982 in London. Lay is also known as Lay Low.
He breathed his last breath in 1826.
Lay was born in 1936.
Lay Wenschlag is a soccer player for the Berliner FC Dynamo, FC Lokomotive Leipzig, FC Stahl Brandenburg, SV Werder Bremen II, SV Werder Bremen, F.C. Hansa Rostock, FC Energie Cottbus, VfL Osnabrück, and Holstein Kiel. Lay was born on February 25th, 1970 in East Berlin.
Lay Raksmey is a soccer player for the Svay Rieng Football Club, Cambodia national under-23 football team, and Cambodia national football team. Lay was born on October 29th, 1989 in Cambodia.
Kenneth Lay was a businessperson and businessman. Kenneth was given the name Kenneth Lee Lay on April 15th, 1942 in Tyrone, Missouri, U.S. He passed away on July 5th, 2006.
Dilys was given the name Dilys Lay on March 11th, 1934 in Muswell Hill, London, England. She left this life on February 13th, 2009.
Herman Lay was a businessman and philanthropist. Herman was born on March 6th, 1909 in Charlotte, North Carolina. He left this life on December 6th, 1982.
Elzy Lay was a cowboy and outlaw. Elzy was born on November 25th, 1868. He breathed his last breath on November 10th, 1934.
Evelyn Laye was an actress, singer, light entertainer, and actor. Her career lasted from 1915 to 1988. Evelyn was given the name Elsie Evelyn Lay on July 10th, 1900 in Bloomsbury, London, England. She died on February 17th, 1996.
Sam Lay is a chicago blues, jazz, and rock music musician. He plays Drum kit and Vocals. He has had major accomplishments since 1957. Sam was born on March 20th, 1935 in Birmingham, Alabama.
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People with the last name Lay are most frequently White or Asian, Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander