HungarianEdit

PronunciationEdit

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. (verbal prefix) Indicates actions with downward direction, either figuratively or literally.
    esik (to fall)leesik (to fall down)
    ül (to sit)leül (to sit down)
    néz (to look)lenéz (to look down at (someone/something); to look down on (someone), to hold someone in contempt)
    vezet (to drive)levezet (to drive down to (a town, a destination); to deduce something)
    beszél (to talk)lebeszél (to dissuade)
  2. (verbal prefix) Indicates perfection.
    zár (to lock)lezár (to lock up)
    fordít (to translate)lefordít (to (completely, thoroughly) translate)
    vezet (to lead)levezet (to conduct (a meeting, a trial, etc.))
    fizet (to pay)lefizet (to pay off; to bribe)
  3. (verbal prefix) Indicates the repeated or continuous performance of an action until something's depleted, exhausted, etc.
    beszél (to talk)lebeszél (to exhaust (something, usually one's phone credit) by talking)
    vásárol (to buy)levásárol (to claim (a coupon, etc.) and use up)
    dolgozik (to work)ledolgoz (to work off (extra pounds); to work until one has the necessary amount of work hours because of substitutions, shift changes, holidays, etc.)
    ül (to sit)leül (to convert financial penalty into time spent in jail instead of paying)

See alsoEdit

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ReferencesEdit


Northern SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *dɪ́-. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *ì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix.

PhuthiEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

Etymology 3Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 9 adjective concord.

SothoEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *dɪ́-. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *ì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix.

SwaziEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 4 relative concord.

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 9 relative concord.

TswanaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Bantu *dɪ́-. Originally the pronominal and verbal concord, it displaced the older Bantu noun prefix *ì-. The tone was lowered by analogy with other noun prefixes.

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. Class 5 noun prefix.

VolapükEdit

PrefixEdit

le-

  1. An augmentative prefix.
  2. Used to denote a quality of greatness.
    fat (father)lefat (grandfather)
  3. For adjectives: an intensifier.
    gudik (good)legudik (excellent)

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