Originally Posted by Stephi_B
the dictionary gives as translation 'refreshment', and for the according verb 'laben' = 'to refresh'; but 'laben' means more: refreshment not only physical but in a and/or sense also for mind and soul and carrying a strong healing/regenerating/relaxing quality; and 'Labsal' is something that offers that to you that;
I also just found out that this word can have a second (or maybe that was the original meaning??) which derives from the Dutch seafarers' term "lapsalven" which describes the action of applying some protective/conserving coat on the rope with a piece of cloth.
Oh, in Hungarian there's the word 'lebzsel'
- probably taken from German. It means to lazy around. A bit more down-to-earthy.