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I aim to use this blog to keep up my English and maybe give others some insights in Swedish language. It's not a diary - well not quite...

Lättja

AbstrakterPosted by Gunvor 2011-06-20 16:28:51

Lättja is ‘laziness’, originating from Primitive Norse latjon, created from latr, Primitive Germanic *latas, related to Latin lassus, ‘tired’, ‘faint’. From latas comes Swedish lat, ‘lazy’ and English late (with superlative last). I thought lazy was related, but according to Online Etymology Dictionary, lazy is not related and of unknown origin.