- Archaic praise
- [often L-] [pl., usually with sing. v.] the service of dawn which constitutes the second (or, when said together with matins, the first) of the canonical hours and includes psalms of praise; morning prayer
Origin of laudMiddle English laude from Old French from Ecclesiastical Medieval Latin laudes, plural from Classical Latin laus (gen. laudis), glory, praise from uncertain or unknown; perhaps Indo-European echoic base an unverified form l?u- from source Old English leoth, German lied, song
Origin of laudME lauden < L laudare < the n.