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lay (v.) "to cause to lie or rest," lay (adj.) "uneducated, non-professional; [...]


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lay (v.)

"to cause to lie or rest,"

lay (adj.)

"uneducated, non-professional; non-clerical," early 14c., from Old French lai "

lay (n.1)

"short song," mid-13c., from Old French lai "song, lyric,"

lay (n.2)

1550s, "act of laying," from lay (v.). From 1580s as "a wager."

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