layman

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The plural of "layman" is “laymen.”
layman(
ley
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mihn
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (not a professional man)
a. el profano
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
He's only a layman, but he knows more about the Civil War than many historians.Es solo un profano, pero sabe más sobre la Guerra Civil que muchos historiadores.
b. el lego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
After years of designing equipment for professionals, the company released a product for laymen.Después de años de diseñar equipos para profesionales, la compañía lanzó un producto para los legos.
2. (religious)
a. el laico
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Are you a priest? - No, I'm only a layman, but I'm authorized to administer communion.¿Eres un sacerdote? - No, sólo soy un laico, pero estoy autorizado a administrar la comunión.
b. el seglar
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
The parishioner asked if there was a difference between the blessing of a priest and that of a layman.El feligrés preguntó si existiera diferencia entre la bendición de un sacerdote y la de un seglar.
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layman
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (religion)
a. el laico m, lego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
2. (non-specialist)
a. el profano m, lego
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
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layman [ˈleɪmən]
noun
laymen (plural)
1 (Rel) seglar (m); legoalega (m) (f);a lega
2 profanoaprofanoa (m) (f);a profanoa legoalegoa (m) (f);a legoa
The mere mention of the words `heart failure',can conjure up, to the layman, the prospect of imminent death
in layman's terms para entendernos; para los profanos en la materia
There are basically two types called, in layman's terms, blue and white asbestos
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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