Other Word Forms of Lathe
Origin of Lathe
Middle English lath (“turning-lathe; stand"), from Old Norse hlað (“pile, heap")"”compare dialectal Danish lad (“stand, support frame") (as in drejelad (“turning-lathe"), savelad (“saw bench")), dialectal Norwegian la, lad (“pile, small wall"), dialectal Swedish lad (“folding table, lay of a loom")"”from hlaða (“to load"). More at lade.
From Middle English lathen, from Old English laþian (“to invite, summon, call upon, ask"), from Proto-Germanic *laþōnÄ… (“to invite"), from Proto-Indo-European *lÄ“y- (“to want, desire"). Cognate with German laden (“to invite"), Icelandic laða (“to attract"), Albanian ledhÃ« (“to flatter, spoil, caress").
From Middle English *lath, from Old English lǣþ (“a division of a county containing several hundreds, a district, lathe").
Middle English a device used by coopers, perhaps a turning lathe probably of Scandinavian origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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