Lain vs Lai - What's the difference?

lain | lai |


As a verb lain

is past participle of lang=en (oriented in a horizontal position, situated).

As a noun lai is

a mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat.

As a proper noun Lai is

a Tibeto-Burman language of India and Burma.

lain

English

Etymology 1

Inflected forms.

Verb

(head)
  • (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.
    Usage notes
    * The past participle of is lied. * The past participle of is laid.

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) .

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (obsolete) To conceal, keep quiet about.
  • *:
  • *:Also broder sir Agrauayne and sir mordred in lyke wyse sir Launcelot rescowed yow bothe and thre score and two from sir Turquyn / Me thynketh broder suche kynde dedes and kyndenes shold be remembryd / doo as ye lyst sayd syr Agrauayne for I wylle layne it no lenger
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    lai

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (historical) A mostly North European form of medieval song, with stanzas that do not repeat.
  • See also

    * ("lai" on Wikipedia)

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