Lait meaning

Lightning; flash of lightning; a flash.
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(intransitive, UK dialectal) To seek; search for; inquire.
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Origin of lait

From Middle English lait, layt, leit, leyt, from Old English līġet, līġetu, līeġet (“lightning, flash of lightning”), from Proto-Germanic *laugiþō (“lightning”), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (“to shine”). Related to Old English līeġ (“fire, flame, lightning”). Compare also Old High German laugazan, lōhazan (“to be red, shine, sparkle”), Gothic [script?] (lauhatjan, “to lighten”). More at lowe, light.