See also: Lee, leé, and l'ee

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lee, from Old English hlēo, hlēow (shelter, protection), from Proto-Germanic *hlewą (compare German Lee (lee), 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 (see also leeside); shelter; protection.
    the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship
    • (Can we date this quote?), Malory, Morte d'Arthure
      We lurked under lee.
    • 1873, John Tyndall, "Niagara", in Fragments of Science (1907), page 182
      Desiring me to take shelter in his lee.
    • 1922 , James Joyce, Ulysses, chapter V:[1]
      He turned into Cumberland street and, going on some paces, halted in the lee of the station wall. No-one.
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AdjectiveEdit

lee (not comparable)

 
Lee side on the left; stoss side on the right
  1. (sailing, geology) Facing away from the flow of a fluid, usually air.
    lee side, lee shore, lee helm

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lee (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Lees; dregs.
    • (Can we date this quote by Young and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      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"

Belizean CreoleEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lee

  1. little

ReferencesEdit

  • Crosbie, Paul, ed. (2007), Kriol-Inglish Dikshineri: English-Kriol Dictionary. Belize City: Belize Kriol Project, p. 212.

FinnishEdit

EtymologyEdit

< Swedish (lee)

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleː/, [ˈle̞ː]
  • Rhymes: -eː
  • Syllabification: lee

NounEdit

lee

  1. (nautical) lee (side of the ship away from the wind)
  2. (nautical) lee (place protected from the wind by some object)
    saaren leelee of an island

DeclensionEdit

Inflection of lee (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative lee leet
genitive leen leiden
leitten
partitive leetä leitä
illative leehen leihin
singular plural
nominative lee leet
accusative nom. lee leet
gen. leen
genitive leen leiden
leitten
partitive leetä leitä
inessive leessä leissä
elative leestä leistä
illative leehen leihin
adessive leellä leillä
ablative leeltä leiltä
allative leelle leille
essive leenä leinä
translative leeksi leiksi
instructive lein
abessive leettä leittä
comitative leineen
Possessive forms of lee (type maa)
possessor singular plural
1st person leeni leemme
2nd person leesi leenne
3rd person leensä

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LuxembourgishEdit

VerbEdit

lee

  1. second-person singular imperative of leeën

Middle EnglishEdit

VerbEdit

lee

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

Northern SothoEdit

NounEdit

lee

  1. egg

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

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

lee (present tense lear, past tense lea, past participle lea, passive infinitive least, present participle leande, imperative le)

  1. Alternative form of lea

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. To lie (tell lies).
    • 1876, S[arah] R. Whitehead, “On the Wrong Coach”, in Daft Davie and Other Sketches of Scottish Life and Character, London: Hodder and Stoughton, [], OCLC 58040708, page 220:
      ‘It’s a lee,’ says the man; ‘she’s either drunk or daft.’ / ‘Me drunk, you ill-tongued vagabond!’ says my Auntie Kirsty, who couldna bear such a reproach on her good name, ‘I’m a’ but blackfasting this day from either meat or drink; you had better no meddle wi’ my character.’
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

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