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lees

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EtymologyEdit

Old French lies, from Medieval Latin lias (lees, dregs), from Gaulish *ligyā, *legyā (silt, sediment) (compare Welsh llai, Old Breton leh (deposit, silt)), from Proto-Celtic *legyā (layer), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie).

NounEdit

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lees

  1. (plural only) The sediment that settles during fermentation of beverages, consisting of dead yeast and precipitated parts of the fruit.
  2. (sailing) plural form of lee

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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch lezen.

VerbEdit

lees (present lees, present participle lesende, past participle gelees)

  1. to read

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lees

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lezen
  2. imperative of lezen

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lees

  1. second-person singular present indicative of leeën

North FrisianEdit

EtymologyEdit

In sense 1 from Old Frisian lesa.

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lees

  1. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to read
  2. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to load

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lees

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of leer.