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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

legge (plural legges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of leg

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

VerbEdit

legge

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leggen

ItalianEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈled.d͡ʒe/
  • Stress: légge
  • (file)

NounEdit

legge f (plural leggi)

  1. law
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Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

legge

  1. third-person singular indicative present of leggere

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

legge (plural legges)

  1. Alternative form of leg
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Usually considered to be from leggen, a variant of leyen (to put, lay (down, waste to)).

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

legge (plural legges)

  1. supporting beam, supporting bar, bracing
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Etymology 3Edit

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman lige.

NounEdit

legge

  1. Alternative form of lege (liege)

AdjectiveEdit

legge

  1. Alternative form of lege (adjective)

NeapolitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

legge

  1. to read

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leggja, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną. Cognates include Danish lægge, Swedish lägga, German legen, Dutch leggen, and English lay. Compare with ligge.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

legge (present tense legger, past tense la, past participle lagt, passive infinitive legges, present participle leggende, imperative legg)

  1. to lay, put, place

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leggja.

VerbEdit

legge (present tense legg, past tense la, past participle lagt, passive infinitive leggast, present participle leggande, imperative legg)

  1. to lay, put, place
  2. to build, make.
  3. to spread out.

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