See also: Lege, lège, legë, legę, and -lege

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

lege (uncountable)

  1. (US, colloquial) Clipping of legislature.

Etymology 2Edit

Abbreviated from allege (to assert).

VerbEdit

lege (third-person singular simple present leges, present participle leging, simple past and past participle leged)

  1. (obsolete) To allege; to assert.
    • 1508, John Fisher, Treatise concernynge ... the seven penytencyall Psalms
      Not onely he legeth his mercy to bynde his reason, but also his wysdome.
    • c. 1360, Geoffrey Chaucer, Court of Love
      To reson faste, and ledge auctoritie.

Etymology 3Edit

Clipping of legend.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lege (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland, slang) A legend; colloquially used to describe a person who is held in high regard.

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną (to jump, play), cognate with Norwegian leike, leke, Swedish leka, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌽 (laikan).

VerbEdit

lege (past tense legede, past participle leget)

  1. to play
  2. to spawn
InflectionEdit
Usage notesEdit

In compounds: "lege-".

Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

lege c

  1. indefinite plural of leg

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːɣə

VerbEdit

lege

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of legen

AnagramsEdit


GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lege

  1. inflection of legen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

lege (plural leges)

  1. law

VerbEdit

lege

  1. present of leger
  2. imperative of leger

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lex, legem.

NounEdit

lege m (plural leges)

  1. law

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lege

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of legō

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lēge

  1. ablative singular of lēx

LombardEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • legg, lesg (Milanese classical orthography)
  • legge (Cremonese orthography)
  • lez (Brescian classical orthography)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lex, legem (law).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Modern Western) IPA(key): /ˈleːdʒ(e)/, [leːtʃ], [ˈleːdʒe]
  • (Modern Eastern) IPA(key): /ˈleːdʒe/, [ˈledʒe]
  • (Classical Western) IPA(key): /ˈleːz/, [leːʃ]
  • (Classical Eastern) IPA(key): /ˈleːz/, [les]

NounEdit

lege f (plural legi)

  1. law
  2. rule

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowed from Late Latin leuca, leuga, from Proto-Celtic *lewgā.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛːɡ(ə)/, /ˈlɛu̯ɡ(ə)/, /ˈlɛːk(ə)/

NounEdit

lege (plural leges)

  1. league (unit of meaurement)
DescendantsEdit
  • English: league
ReferencesEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman lige, liege; further etymology is disputed.

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːdʒ(ə)/, /ˈliːdʒ(ə)/

NounEdit

lege (plural leges or lege)

  1. (One of) one's subjects or vassals; (one of) those under one's control.
  2. A hireling or servant; one who is in another's service.
  3. (rare) One's feudal overlords or superiors.
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AdjectiveEdit

lege

  1. Being able to command obedience from one's inferiors.
  2. Tied by pledge to obey one's superiors; being subjected by an authority to duty.
  3. (rare) Otherwise bound by feudal obligations.
DescendantsEdit
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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Danish læge

PronunciationEdit

IPA(key): /leːɡʲə/

NounEdit

lege m (definite singular legen, indefinite plural leger, definite plural legene)

  1. a doctor

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

lege (imperative leg, present tense leger, passive leges, simple past lega or leget or legte, past participle lega or leget or legt, present participle legende)

  1. to heal, cure

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lækje (Bokmål)

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Danish læge through Norwegian Bokmål lege. Confer also lækjar, which is borrowed from Swedish.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lege m (definite singular legen, indefinite plural legar, definite plural legane)

  1. doctor (physician)
    Synonyms: dokter, lækjar
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse lega.

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lege f (definite singular lega, indefinite plural leger, definite plural legene)

  1. the act of lying (resting in a horizontal position)
  2. a place where something lies, e.g. an animal
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

ParticipleEdit

lege

  1. neuter singular of legen

VerbEdit

lege

  1. supine of liggje
  2. supine of ligge

ReferencesEdit


Pennsylvania GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Compare German legen, Dutch leggen, English lay.

VerbEdit

lege

  1. to lay
  2. to put, to place

RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin lēgem, accusative of lēx, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

NounEdit

lege f (plural legi)

  1. law
  2. (archaic) religion, belief (in God or a divinity), credence
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

lege

  1. third-person singular/plural present subjunctive of lega