Last modified on 16 December 2014, at 20:12

leve

See also: lève and levé

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leːvə/, [ˈleːvə], [ˈleːʊ]

NounEdit

leve n

  1. cheers pl

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Swedish leva, Norwegian leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, English live)

VerbEdit

leve (imperative lev, infinitive at leve, present tense lever, past tense levede, past participle har levet)

  1. live, be alive

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leven

AnagramsEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French lever (rise).

VerbEdit

leve

  1. To rise

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

leve f

  1. plural form of leva

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leve

  1. nominative neuter singular of levis
  2. accusative neuter singular of levis
  3. vocative neuter singular of levis

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English lēaf (permission, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *laubō (permission, privilege, favour, worth), from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (to love).

NounEdit

leve (plural leves)

  1. leave

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Swedish leva, Danish leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, English live).

VerbEdit

leve (imperative lev, present tense lever, simple past levde, past participle levd, present participle levende)

  1. to live

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese leve, from Latin levis, from Proto-Italic *leχwī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leve m, f (plural leves; comparable)

  1. Of low weight; not heavy; light.
  2. Having little force; gentle; light.

InflectionEdit


SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin levis.

AdjectiveEdit

leve m, f (plural leves)

  1. slight; light
  2. minor; trivial

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. subjunctive of leva. Used to express one's wish that someone or something may live long, mostly at celebration ceremonies, primarily birthday celebrations.
  1. Han leve! = May he live (long)!

Usage notesEdit

This is one of very few Swedish subjunctives that still has a use.