1) In this solitary example, ‘lake’ seems to be used of a stream or an area under water close to a spring which served to fill the moat of a newly-built house.
3) The colour of certain cloths, possibly scarlet, very early examples of ‘lac’ or ‘lake’.
1391 et ij par linthiaminum de panno de lake, Lockton
1397 De 5s pro v ulnis panni de lake pro corporalibus, York
1413-4 ‘8 ells of cloth de lake purchased for one tablecloth’, Selby
1451 unum par linthiaminum de panno de layke, York.
4) A gift or offering, comparable with ‘boon’ according to Canon Atkinson.
1394-5 Redditus Assis. Soca de Hakeness ... redditus gallinis vocatis lakis vijs ... cxl ovis ibidem, Whitby. In this series of accounts, hens and eggs feature repeatedly but with some differences in the way the items are entered, e.g. xx gallinis de lake ... De ovis lakes.