See also: Legen and leğen

AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Ottoman Turkish لگن(leğen, id.).

NounEdit

legen m (indefinite plural legena, definite singular legeni, definite plural legenat)

  1. basin, bucket
  2. plowshare
  3. the person who is first to take action
  4. a new act or plan

DanishEdit

NounEdit

legen c

  1. definite singular of leg

DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch ledeg, from Proto-Germanic *liþiga, *liþugaz (free, unoccupied).

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːɣən
  • IPA(key): /ˈleːɣə(n)/

VerbEdit

legen

  1. to empty

InflectionEdit

Inflection of legen (weak)
infinitive legen
past singular leegde
past participle geleegd
infinitive legen
gerund legen n
present tense past tense
1st person singular leeg leegde
2nd person sing. (jij) leegt leegde
2nd person sing. (u) leegt leegde
2nd person sing. (gij) leegt leegde
3rd person singular leegt leegde
plural legen leegden
subjunctive sing.1 lege leegde
subjunctive plur.1 legen leegden
imperative sing. leeg
imperative plur.1 leegt
participles legend geleegd
1) Archaic.

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GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German legen, from Old High German leggen, from Proto-West Germanic *laggjan, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

Compare English lay, Danish lægge.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːɡən/, [ˈleː.ŋ̍]
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: le‧gen

VerbEdit

legen (weak, third-person singular present legt, past tense legte, past participle gelegt, auxiliary haben) [+accusative]

  1. (transitive) to lay, to put, to place, to position, so that it afterwards lies as opposed to being gesetzt, gestellt
    Leg deine Sachen auf den Stuhl!
    Put your things on the chair!
    Ich lege mich auf das Bett.
    I lie down on the bed.
    Eier legento lay eggs
    ein Feuer legento set a fire
  2. (animal husbandry) to castrate
    Ich habe meinen Hengst legen lassen.
    I had my stallion castrated.
    Synonyms: verschneiden, geilen, leichten, kastrieren, entmannen
  3. (colloquial, especially video games) to slay, to defeat
  4. (colloquial, impersonal) to cause great amusement, to make someone collapse in laughter, to kill, to slay
    Bei dem zweiten Witz hat's ihn komplett gelegt.
    The second joke totally killed him.

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

Further readingEdit

  • legen” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • legen” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • legen” in Duden online
  • legen” in OpenThesaurus.de

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

leg +‎ -en

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛɡɛn]
  • Hyphenation: le‧gen

NounEdit

legen

  1. superessive singular of leg

Lubuagan KalingaEdit

NounEdit

legen

  1. sand

Middle High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German legen, leggen, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

legen (third-person singular present leit or leget, preterite leite or legete or lahte, past participle geleit or geleget or gelaht)

  1. to lay, to put into a horizontal position

Related termsEdit


Norwegian BokmålEdit

NounEdit

legen m

  1. definite singular of lege

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

legen m

  1. definite singular of lege

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

ParticipleEdit

legen (neuter lege, definite singular and plural legne)

  1. past participle of ligga, liggja

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leġen

  1. past participle of licgan

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