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See also: Lee, leé, l'ee, and le'e

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lee, from Old English hlēo, hlēow (shelter, protection), from Proto-Germanic *hliwą (compare German Lee (lee), lau (lukewarm), Swedish , Danish , Norwegian le, Old Norse hlé, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱelh₁- (compare Welsh clyd (warm, cozy), Latin calēre (to warm up), Lithuanian šiltas (warm, pleasant), Sanskrit शरद् (śarad, autumn)).

NounEdit

lee (plural lees)

  1. (sailing) A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
  2. (sailing) The side of the ship away from the wind.
  3. A sheltered place, especially a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection.
    the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship
    • Morte d'Arthure
      We lurked under lee.
    • Tyndall
      Desiring me to take shelter in his lee.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lee (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) lees; dregs
    • Young
      A thousand demons lurk within the lee.

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AfarEdit

NounEdit

lee

  1. water

ReferencesEdit

  • Tomoyuki Yabe, The Morphosyntax of Complex Verbal Expressions in the Horn of Africa (2007), which cites Hayward (1976) as the source of a usex lee fax-te "the water boiled"

LuxembourgishEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

lee

  1. To lie; to speak falsely.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From ledd.

VerbEdit

lee (present tense leer, past tense lea or leet, past participle lea or leet)

  1. to move; to make a body part, or a thing (such as a bolder), move

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

lee (third-person singular present lees, present participle leein, past leet, past participle leet)

  1. to lie (tell lies)

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

lee

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of leer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of leer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of leer.

TswanaEdit

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NounEdit

lee class 5 (plural mae)

  1. egg