lai

noun \ ˈlā \

Definition of lai

plural -s
1 :a medieval type of short tale in French literature that is usually in octosyllabic verse and deals with subjects of Celtic origin often connected with Arthur or the Round Table
2 :a medieval type of lyric poem revived in the 17th century and composed in unsymmetrical couplets each sung to its own melody

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Origin and Etymology of lai

French, from Old French


Lai

noun \ ˈlī \

Definition of Lai

plural Lai or Lais
1 a :a people of the Chin Hills in Myanmar
b :a member of such people
2 :the Tibeto-Burman language of the Lai people

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