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A song form of the  in use from the 12th to the 15th centuries. In its earliest form the lai lacked definite structure, but as it developed it adopted a twelve-stanza form. The principal exponent of the lai in the 14th century was . The German adopted the lai in the 14th century, using the name Leich, and developing a more rigid and regular structure.


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