Lain meaning

lān
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Past participle of lie (oriented in a horizontal position, situated).

He had lain there for many hours.

The book had lain on the attic floor until it was found decades later.

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(obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about. [14th-19th c.]
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Lain is defined as to have gone into a resting position.

An example of lain is to have reclined on a bed.

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Origin of lain

  • From Old Norse løyna (“to conceal”) (= Old English līġnan), from Proto-Germanic *laugnā (“secrecy”).

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  • Inflected forms.

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