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

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lege (uncountable)

  1. (US, colloquial) Clipping of legislature.

Etymology 2 edit

Abbreviated from allege (to assert).

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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 3 edit

Clipping of legend.

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lege (uncountable)

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

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Etymology 1 edit

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

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lege (past tense legede, past participle leget)

  1. to play
  2. to spawn
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In compounds: "lege-".

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Etymology 2 edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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lege c

  1. indefinite plural of leg

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  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːɣə

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lege

  1. (dated or formal) singular present subjunctive of legen

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lege

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

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lege (plural leges)

  1. law

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lege

  1. present of leger
  2. imperative of leger

Ladin edit

Etymology edit

From Latin lex, legem.

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lege m (plural leges)

  1. law

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Etymology 1 edit

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lege

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of legō

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lēge

  1. ablative singular of lēx

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Alternative forms edit

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

Etymology edit

From Latin lex, legem (law).

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  • (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]

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lege f (plural legi)

  1. law
  2. rule

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Etymology 1 edit

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

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

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lege (plural leges)

  1. league (unit of meaurement)
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  • English: league
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Etymology 2 edit

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

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

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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 serving under another.
  3. (rare) One's feudal overlords or superiors.
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lege

  1. Able to command obedience from one's inferiors.
  2. Pledged to obey one's superiors; subject to duty by an authority.
  3. (rare) Otherwise bound by feudal obligations.
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Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Danish læge.

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IPA(key): /leː.ɡɛ/, [²leː.ɡə]

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

  1. a doctor

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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 (Nynorsk)

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Etymology 1 edit

From Danish læge through Norwegian Bokmål lege. Compare also lækjar, from lækja (to heal).

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

  1. Synonym of lækjar (doctor, physician)
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Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse lega.

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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
  3. any kind of resting place for livestock and it's shepherd (usually high in the mountains, especially in Setesdalsheiene)
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lege

  1. neuter singular of legen

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lege

  1. supine of liggje
  2. supine of ligge

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Pennsylvania German edit

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Compare German legen, Dutch leggen, English lay.

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lege

  1. to lay
  2. to put, to place

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Etymology 1 edit

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

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lege f (plural legi)

  1. law
  2. (archaic) religion, belief (in God or a divinity), credence
    Synonyms: religie, credință
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lege

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