See also: lee, leé, and l'ee

EnglishEdit

 
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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English [Term?]

Alternative formsEdit

Proper nounEdit

Lee

  1. An English topographic surname for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  2. A unisex given name
    1. A male given name derived from the surname, masculine of Leigh
    2. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
      • 2016, Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 21:
        “Nora?” She frowned, puzzled.
        “My name's Leonora,” I said. “At school I was Lee, but now I prefer Nora. I did mention it in the e-mail.”
        I'd always hated being Lee. It was a boy's name, a name that lent itself to teasing and rhyme.
  3. A placename, for example:
    1. A river in England, United Kingdom.
    2. A neighborhood near the village of Berrynarbor, Devon, England, United Kingdom.
    3. A suburb of Lewisham borough, London, England, United Kingdom.
    4. A village in Buckinghamshire, England, United Kingdom, commonly known as The Lee.
    5. A river in County Cork, Ireland.
    6. A former settlement in Inyo County, California, United States.
    7. A town in Madison County, Florida, United States.
    8. A village in DeKalb County and Lee County, Illinois, United States.
    9. An unincorporated community in Monon Township, White County, Indiana, United States.
    10. A town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
    11. A town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States.
    12. An unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States.
    13. A town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.
    14. A town and village in Oneida County, New York, United States.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from an East Asian language

Proper nounEdit

Lee

  1. A surname of Chinese origin. Alternative form of Li, a transcription of () and other less common names such as () and ()
  2. A surname of Korean origin. Alternative form of Rhee (Hanja: ; Hangul: & )

Etymology 3Edit

A diminutive

Proper nounEdit

Lee

  1. A male nickname for names such as Leo and Leroy

StatisticsEdit

  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Lee is the 21st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 702,625 individuals. Lee is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (42.4%), White (36.0%) and Black/African American (16.3%) individuals.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Low German , from Old Saxon hlēo. Cognate with Dutch lij, English lee.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leː/
  • (file)

NounEdit

Lee f (genitive Lee, no plural)

  1. leeward side of a ship (the side away from the wind direction)
    tosende See an Luv und Lee — “raging sea on the windward and leeward sides”

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • Lee in Duden online

HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈliː]
  • Hyphenation: Lee

Proper nounEdit

Lee

  1. Lee

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of Lee
singular plural
nominative Lee Leek
accusative Leet Leeket
dative Leenek Leeknek
instrumental Leevel Leekkel
causal-final Leeért Leekért
translative Leevé Leekké
terminative Leeig Leekig
essive-formal Leeként Leekként
essive-modal
inessive Leeben Leekben
superessive Leen Leeken
adessive Leenél Leeknél
illative Leebe Leekbe
sublative Leere Leekre
allative Leehez Leekhez
elative Leeből Leekből
delative Leeről Leekről
ablative Leetől Leektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Leeé Leeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Leeéi Leekéi
Possessive forms of Lee
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Leem Leeim
2nd person sing. Leed Leeid
3rd person sing. Leeje Leei
1st person plural Leenk Leeink
2nd person plural Leetek Leeitek
3rd person plural Leejük Leeik

LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate with Dutch lei.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

Lee f (plural Leeën)

  1. slate