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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Yiddish לבֿ(leyv, courage), which is borrowed from Hebrew לב(lev, heart).

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɛf
  • (file)

NounEdit

lef n or m (uncountable)

  1. courage, bravery, daring
  2. temerity, rashness
  3. arrogance

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

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Fiji HindiEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English left.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lef

  1. left (left hand side)

ReferencesEdit


RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin labium, from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang loosely).

NounEdit

lef f (plural lefs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader, anatomy) lip

West FrisianEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lef

  1. afraid, scared

InflectionEdit

Inflection of lef
uninflected lef
inflected leffe
comparative leffer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial lef leffer it lefst
it lefste
indefinite c. sing. leffe leffere lefste
n. sing. lef leffer lefste
plural leffe leffere lefste
definite leffe leffere lefste
partitive lefs leffers

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lef (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011