From Middle English latis, from Middle French lattis ("lathing"), from Old French lattis, from latte, from Frankish *latta ("a lath"), from Proto-Germanic *lattǭ, *lattō, *laþþō, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)latn-, *(s)lat-. Cognate with Old High German latta ("lath"), (German Latte), Old English lætt ("lath"), Middle Low German lāde ("plank, counter, sales counter"), German Laden ("shop"). More at lath.
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