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laja f. (Noun) "leash"
16th cent. From Latin laxa "wide," "loose." From Proto-Italic *slaksā-, masculine *slakso- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *sl̥ǵ-so- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Italian lasso
Italic
Latin languere "to be faint" (from *(s)l-n̥-ǵ-u̯- "faint")
Germanic
Old Norse slakr "weak," Old High German slach 'id.,' Old Saxon slak 'id.,' Old English slæc 'id.' (English slack)
Hellenic
Ancient Greek λάγνος (lágnos) "voluptuous"
Indo-Iranian
Sanskrit ślakṣṇá- "slippery"
Tocharian
A slākkär "sad," B slakkare "darting"