Webster's cities Anglo-Saxon laet
(slow, sluggish, tardy). Dutch lant and German lass (slow, lazy)
are related; the Indo-European base is leid. The AHD reduces the Indo-European root for LATE
down to Ie. The nasalized Italian le n to
(slow) is a musical direction used in English as LENTO.
is slow or sluggish (Isaiah8:6). A liquid + ט Tet/DT antonym of the captioned
term is רהוט RaHOODT
(quick), from Aramaic RiHaDT, to run, akin to רץ RaTS (run seen at ROTATE)
or LAhOO(S) is weariness or exhaustion; LASSITUDE (weariness) is from Latin lassus
(faint) LAZY is ultimately related. Cognates of LASSITUDE and LATE at Indo-European Ie
(to let go, slacken) include: ALAS, LAST-, LATTER, LENIENT, LET- and LIEGE.
nasalization (extra N) of לאט LihAhDT (slow, slowly) gives us Spanish, lento Rumanian lent
(slowly) and French le n te ment (slowly). "Slowly" in Hungarian is lassan. Hungarian lusta
is lazy , a reversal of עצל [ A]TSeL (lazy
see LAZY). The ל-צ Lamed-Tsadi/L-S/T
is a secondary etymon for LATE. For LS words of LOOSE LASSITUDE see LOOSE.
("lazy," "idle"- Judges18:9, Proverbs6:6) is a reversed LS or LT term.
from Middle English loitren, to idle away time. LATENESS is an
obvious result of LOITERING.