[OE] Indo-European *lou- denoted ‘wash’ (from it English gets laundry, lavatory, lotion, etc). Addition of the suffix *-tro- produced *loutrom, which passed via Germanic *lauthram into English as lather. In Old English this is only 305 lazy recorded as meaning ‘washing soda’, and the modern sense ‘soap bubbles’ does not emerge until the late 16th century. => ABLUTION, LAUNDRY, LAVATORY, LOTION

The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins. 2013.

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(of soap and water),

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