A lathe





  • From Middle English lathen, from Old English laþian ("to invite, summon, call upon, ask"), from Proto-Germanic *laþōną ("to invite"), from Proto-Indo-European *lēy- ("to want, desire"). Cognate with German laden ("to invite"), Icelandic laða ("to attract").
  • From Middle English *lath, from Old English lǣþ ("a division of a county containing several hundreds, a district, lathe").
  • From Middle English lath ("turning-lathe; stand"), from Old Norse hlað ("pile, heap")—compare dialectal Danish lad (as in drejelad, savelad), dialectal Norwegian la, lad, dialectal Swedish lad—from hlaða. More at lade.

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