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Laye vs Lye - What's the difference?

laye | lye |

As verbs the difference between laye and lye

is that laye is obsolete spelling of lang=en while lye is obsolete spelling of lang=en.

As a noun lye is

an alkaline liquid made by leaching ashes (usually wood ashes).

laye

English

Verb

(head)
  • * {{quote-book, year=c. 1380, author=Geoffrey Chaucer, title=Troilus and Criseyde, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=The sterne wind so loude gan to route That no wight other noyse mighte here; And they that layen at the dore with-oute, 745 Ful sykerly they slepten alle y-fere; And Pandarus, with a ful sobre chere, Goth to the dore anon with-outen lette, Ther-as they laye , and softely it shette. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1597, author=King James I, title=Daemonologie., chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Ye must first remember to laye the ground, that I tould you before: which is, that it is no power inherent in the circles, or in the holines of the names of God blasphemouslie vsed: nor in whatsoeuer rites or ceremonies at that time vsed, that either can raise any infernall spirit, or yet limitat him perforce within or without these circles. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1775, author=Various, title=Continental Monthly, Vol. I, No. V, May, 1862, chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=He was a wight of grisly fronte, And muckle berd ther was upon 't, His lockes farre down did laye : Ful wel he setten on his hors, Thatte fony felaws called Mors, For len it was and grai. }}
  • * {{quote-book, year=1806, author=Walter Scott, title=Minstrelsy of the Scottish border (3rd ed) (1 of 3), chapter=, edition= citation
  • , passage=Aftir that, my seid lord retournyng to the campe, wold in nowise bee lodged in the same, but where he laye the furst nyght. }}

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    lye

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) .

    Noun

    (wikipedia lye)
  • An alkaline liquid made by leaching ashes (usually wood ashes).
  • Potassium or sodium hydroxide.
  • See also
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    Verb

    (head)
  • Etymology 2

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (UK, railways) A short side line, connected with the main line; a turn-out; a siding.
  • (Webster 1913)

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