See also: Lego, LEGO, legó, legò, leĝo, and -lego

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Noun

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lego (countable and uncountable, plural legos)

  1. Alternative letter-case form of Lego

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Bislama

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Etymology

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From English let go.

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lego

  1. (transitive) to let go of, release, drop
  2. (transitive) to leave someone or something, abandon
  3. (transitive) to leave a place

Finnish

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Etymology

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From Danish LEGO.

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈle(ː)ɡo/, [ˈle̞(ː)ɡo̞]
  • Rhymes: -eɡo
  • Syllabification(key): le‧go

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lego

  1. Lego, lego, Lego brick (type of plastic toy brick)

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Inflection of lego (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative lego legot
genitive legon legojen
partitive legoa legoja
illative legoon legoihin
singular plural
nominative lego legot
accusative nom. lego legot
gen. legon
genitive legon legojen
partitive legoa legoja
inessive legossa legoissa
elative legosta legoista
illative legoon legoihin
adessive legolla legoilla
ablative legolta legoilta
allative legolle legoille
essive legona legoina
translative legoksi legoiksi
abessive legotta legoitta
instructive legoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of lego (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative legoni legoni
accusative nom. legoni legoni
gen. legoni
genitive legoni legojeni
partitive legoani legojani
inessive legossani legoissani
elative legostani legoistani
illative legooni legoihini
adessive legollani legoillani
ablative legoltani legoiltani
allative legolleni legoilleni
essive legonani legoinani
translative legokseni legoikseni
abessive legottani legoittani
instructive
comitative legoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative legosi legosi
accusative nom. legosi legosi
gen. legosi
genitive legosi legojesi
partitive legoasi legojasi
inessive legossasi legoissasi
elative legostasi legoistasi
illative legoosi legoihisi
adessive legollasi legoillasi
ablative legoltasi legoiltasi
allative legollesi legoillesi
essive legonasi legoinasi
translative legoksesi legoiksesi
abessive legottasi legoittasi
instructive
comitative legoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative legomme legomme
accusative nom. legomme legomme
gen. legomme
genitive legomme legojemme
partitive legoamme legojamme
inessive legossamme legoissamme
elative legostamme legoistamme
illative legoomme legoihimme
adessive legollamme legoillamme
ablative legoltamme legoiltamme
allative legollemme legoillemme
essive legonamme legoinamme
translative legoksemme legoiksemme
abessive legottamme legoittamme
instructive
comitative legoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative legonne legonne
accusative nom. legonne legonne
gen. legonne
genitive legonne legojenne
partitive legoanne legojanne
inessive legossanne legoissanne
elative legostanne legoistanne
illative legoonne legoihinne
adessive legollanne legoillanne
ablative legoltanne legoiltanne
allative legollenne legoillenne
essive legonanne legoinanne
translative legoksenne legoiksenne
abessive legottanne legoittanne
instructive
comitative legoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative legonsa legonsa
accusative nom. legonsa legonsa
gen. legonsa
genitive legonsa legojensa
partitive legoaan
legoansa
legojaan
legojansa
inessive legossaan
legossansa
legoissaan
legoissansa
elative legostaan
legostansa
legoistaan
legoistansa
illative legoonsa legoihinsa
adessive legollaan
legollansa
legoillaan
legoillansa
ablative legoltaan
legoltansa
legoiltaan
legoiltansa
allative legolleen
legollensa
legoilleen
legoillensa
essive legonaan
legonansa
legoinaan
legoinansa
translative legokseen
legoksensa
legoikseen
legoiksensa
abessive legottaan
legottansa
legoittaan
legoittansa
instructive
comitative legoineen
legoinensa

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  • leego (tooth) (slang)

Etymology

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Borrowed from Esperanto leĝoFrench loiItalian leggeSpanish ley.

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lego (plural legi)

  1. law

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Italian

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Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈle.ɡo/
  • Rhymes: -eɡo
  • Hyphenation: lé‧go

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lego

  1. first-person singular present indicative of legare

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Etymology 1

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    From Proto-Italic *legō, from Proto-Indo-European *léǵ-e-ti, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-. Cognates include Ancient Greek λέγω (légō, I speak, I choose, I mean) and Albanian mbledh. May be related to lēx.[1]

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    legō (present infinitive legere, perfect active lēgī, supine lēctum); third conjugation

    1. to choose, select
      Synonyms: dēligō, ēligō, optō, adoptō, dēsūmō, sēpōnō, dēstinō, sūmō, capiō, creō
    2. to appoint
      Synonyms: dēlēgō, dēsignō, assignō, mandō, dēmandō, tribuō, īnstituō, impertiō, elēgō, appōnō, prōdō, cōnsociō, ōrdinō, distribuō, attribuō, discrībō, addīcō
      • 27 BCE – 25 BCE, Titus Livius, Ab Urbe Condita 26.1:
        [] dum ne quem militem legeret ex eo numero quibus senatus missionem reditumque in patriam negasset ante belli finem.
        [] provided he did not choose any soldier from those to whom the Senate had refused discharge and a return home before the end of the war
    3. to collect, gather, bring together, catch
      Synonyms: cōgō, contrahō, cōnferō, congerō, coniungō, concieō, cōnserō, convehō, cōnstruō, glomerō, concitō, colligō
      • 29 BCE – 19 BCE, Virgil, Aeneid 4.683-685:
        “[...] Date volnera lymphīs / abluam, et, extrēmus sī quis super hālitus errat, / ōre legam.” [...]
        “Grant that I may wash her wounds with water, and, if any last breath wanders over her, I will gather it with my lips.”
    4. to take out, pick out, extract, remove
    5. to take to one's self unjustly, carry off, steal, purloin, plunder, abstract
      Synonyms: āmoveō, removeō, adimō, dēmō, eximō, tollō, auferō, āvertō, abdūcō, excipiō, extrahō, ēvehō
    6. to read
      Librōs lege.Read books.
      Lēgistīne hunc librum?Have you read this book?
      Lingua Graeca est; nōn potest legī.It's Greek; it cannot be read.
      • 86 CE – 103 CE, Martial, Epigrammata 7.77:
        Exigis, ut nostrōs dōnem tibi, Tucca, libellōs.
        Nōn faciam: nam vīs vēndere, nōn legere.
        You demand that I give our [⇒ my] little books to you, Tucca.
        I will not do [it]: for you want to sell [them], not to read [them].
    7. (Medieval Latin) to teach, profess
      Synonyms: doceō, discō, īnstruō, ēducō, ērudiō, ēdoceō, magistrō, fingō
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       Conjugation of legō (third conjugation)
    indicative singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present legō legis legit legimus legitis legunt
    imperfect legēbam legēbās legēbat legēbāmus legēbātis legēbant
    future legam legēs leget legēmus legētis legent
    perfect lēgī lēgistī lēgit lēgimus lēgistis lēgērunt,
    lēgēre
    pluperfect lēgeram lēgerās lēgerat lēgerāmus lēgerātis lēgerant
    future perfect lēgerō lēgeris lēgerit lēgerimus lēgeritis lēgerint
    passive present legor legeris,
    legere
    legitur legimur legiminī leguntur
    imperfect legēbar legēbāris,
    legēbāre
    legēbātur legēbāmur legēbāminī legēbantur
    future legar legēris,
    legēre
    legētur legēmur legēminī legentur
    perfect lēctus + present active indicative of sum
    pluperfect lēctus + imperfect active indicative of sum
    future perfect lēctus + future active indicative of sum
    subjunctive singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present legam legās legat legāmus legātis legant
    imperfect legerem legerēs legeret legerēmus legerētis legerent
    perfect lēgerim lēgerīs lēgerit lēgerīmus lēgerītis lēgerint
    pluperfect lēgissem lēgissēs lēgisset lēgissēmus lēgissētis lēgissent
    passive present legar legāris,
    legāre
    legātur legāmur legāminī legantur
    imperfect legerer legerēris,
    legerēre
    legerētur legerēmur legerēminī legerentur
    perfect lēctus + present active subjunctive of sum
    pluperfect lēctus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
    imperative singular plural
    first second third first second third
    active present lege legite
    future legitō legitō legitōte leguntō
    passive present legere legiminī
    future legitor legitor leguntor
    non-finite forms active passive
    present perfect future present perfect future
    infinitives legere lēgisse lēctūrum esse legī lēctum esse lēctum īrī
    participles legēns lēctūrus lēctus legendus,
    legundus
    verbal nouns gerund supine
    genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
    legendī legendō legendum legendō lēctum lēctū
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    Etymology 2

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      From lēx (a formal motion for a law) +‎ .

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      lēgō (present infinitive lēgāre, perfect active lēgāvī, supine lēgātum); first conjugation

      1. to dispatch, send as ambassador
      2. to send on mission
      3. to assign as a legatus
      4. to delegate, entrust, assign, deputize
        Synonyms: dēlēgō, dēsignō, assignō, mandō, dēmandō, tribuō, impertiō, discrībō, elēgō, cōnsociō, ōrdinō, attribuō, appōnō, addīcō
      5. to appoint by a last will or testament, leave or bequeath as a legacy
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         Conjugation of lēgō (first conjugation)
      indicative singular plural
      first second third first second third
      active present lēgō lēgās lēgat lēgāmus lēgātis lēgant
      imperfect lēgābam lēgābās lēgābat lēgābāmus lēgābātis lēgābant
      future lēgābō lēgābis lēgābit lēgābimus lēgābitis lēgābunt
      perfect lēgāvī lēgāvistī lēgāvit lēgāvimus lēgāvistis lēgāvērunt,
      lēgāvēre
      pluperfect lēgāveram lēgāverās lēgāverat lēgāverāmus lēgāverātis lēgāverant
      future perfect lēgāverō lēgāveris lēgāverit lēgāverimus lēgāveritis lēgāverint
      sigmatic future1 lēgāssō lēgāssis lēgāssit lēgāssimus lēgāssitis lēgāssint
      passive present lēgor lēgāris,
      lēgāre
      lēgātur lēgāmur lēgāminī lēgantur
      imperfect lēgābar lēgābāris,
      lēgābāre
      lēgābātur lēgābāmur lēgābāminī lēgābantur
      future lēgābor lēgāberis,
      lēgābere
      lēgābitur lēgābimur lēgābiminī lēgābuntur
      perfect lēgātus + present active indicative of sum
      pluperfect lēgātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
      future perfect lēgātus + future active indicative of sum
      subjunctive singular plural
      first second third first second third
      active present lēgem lēgēs lēget lēgēmus lēgētis lēgent
      imperfect lēgārem lēgārēs lēgāret lēgārēmus lēgārētis lēgārent
      perfect lēgāverim lēgāverīs lēgāverit lēgāverīmus lēgāverītis lēgāverint
      pluperfect lēgāvissem lēgāvissēs lēgāvisset lēgāvissēmus lēgāvissētis lēgāvissent
      sigmatic aorist1 lēgāssim lēgāssīs lēgāssīt lēgāssīmus lēgāssītis lēgāssint
      passive present lēger lēgēris,
      lēgēre
      lēgētur lēgēmur lēgēminī lēgentur
      imperfect lēgārer lēgārēris,
      lēgārēre
      lēgārētur lēgārēmur lēgārēminī lēgārentur
      perfect lēgātus + present active subjunctive of sum
      pluperfect lēgātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
      imperative singular plural
      first second third first second third
      active present lēgā lēgāte
      future lēgātō lēgātō lēgātōte lēgantō
      passive present lēgāre lēgāminī
      future lēgātor lēgātor lēgantor
      non-finite forms active passive
      present perfect future present perfect future
      infinitives lēgāre lēgāvisse lēgātūrum esse lēgārī lēgātum esse lēgātum īrī
      participles lēgāns lēgātūrus lēgātus lēgandus
      verbal nouns gerund supine
      genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
      lēgandī lēgandō lēgandum lēgandō lēgātum lēgātū

      1At least one use of the archaic "sigmatic future" and "sigmatic aorist" tenses is attested, which are used by Old Latin writers; most notably Plautus and Terence. The sigmatic future is generally ascribed a future or future perfect meaning, while the sigmatic aorist expresses a possible desire ("might want to").

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      • lego”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
      • lego”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
      • lego in Enrico Olivetti, editor (2003-2024), Dizionario Latino, Olivetti Media Communication
      • lego in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette.
      • Carl Meißner, Henry William Auden (1894) Latin Phrase-Book[1], London: Macmillan and Co.
        • to read Plato: Platonem legere, lectitare
        • to study Plato: Platonem legere et cognoscere
        • the reader: legentes, ii qui legunt
        • to leave money to a person in one's will: pecuniam alicui legare
        • a dictator appoints a magister equitum: dictator dicit (legit) magistrum equitum
        • to elect to the senate: in senatum legere, eligere
        • to levy recruits to fill up the strength: supplementum cogere, scribere, legere
        • to hug the coast: oram legere (Liv. 21. 51)
        • (ambiguous) this is our natural tendency, our destiny; nature compels us: ita (ea lege, ea condicione) nati sumus
        • (ambiguous) the rules of speech, grammar: leges dicendi
        • (ambiguous) to hold by the letter (of the law): verba ac litteras or scriptum (legis) sequi (opp. sententia the spirit)
        • (ambiguous) the constitution: instituta et leges
        • (ambiguous) to give the state a constitution: civitati leges, iudicia, iura describere
        • (ambiguous) to bring a bill before the notice of the people: legem, rogationem promulgare (Liv. 33. 46)
        • (ambiguous) to propose a law in the popular assembly: legem ferre or simply ferre ad populum, ut...
        • (ambiguous) to support a bill (before the people): legem suadere (opp. dissuadere)
        • (ambiguous) to support a bill (before the people): pro lege dicere
        • (ambiguous) to formally propose a law to the people: legem rogare or rogare populum (cf. sect. XVI. 4, note Aulus Gellius...)
        • (ambiguous) to carry a law (said of the magistrate): legem perferre (Liv. 33. 46)
        • (ambiguous) to reject a bill: legem antiquare (opp. accipere, iubere)
        • (ambiguous) to vote for a law: legem sciscere (Planc. 14. 35)
        • (ambiguous) to ratify a law (used of the people): legem iubere
        • (ambiguous) to let a bill become law (of the people and senate): legem sancire
        • (ambiguous) Solo ordained by law that..: Solo lege sanxit, ut or ne
        • (ambiguous) to replace an old law by a new: legem abrogare (Att. 3. 23. 2)
        • (ambiguous) to abolish a law: legem tollere (Leg. 2. 12. 31)
        • (ambiguous) to protest against a law (used of the veto, intercessio, of plebeian tribunes): legi intercedere
        • (ambiguous) to bring a law before the notice of the people: legem proponere in publicum
        • (ambiguous) to engrave a law upon a brazen tablet: legem in aes incīdere
        • (ambiguous) to declare a law valid: legem ratam esse iubere
        • (ambiguous) to transgress a law: a lege discedere
        • (ambiguous) the law says..: in lege scriptum est, or simply est
        • (ambiguous) the spirit of the law: sententia or voluntas legis
        • (ambiguous) to make laws (of a legislator): leges scribere, facere, condere, constituere (not dare)
        • (ambiguous) a legislator: qui leges scribit (not legum lator)
        • (ambiguous) to swear obedience to a law: in legem iurare (Sest. 16. 37)
        • (ambiguous) to be bound by a law: lege teneri
        • (ambiguous) on condition of..: ea lege, ut
        • (ambiguous) a thing is illegal: aliquid contra legem est
        • (ambiguous) to upset the whole constitution: omnes leges confundere
        • (ambiguous) lawlessness; anarchy: leges nullae
        • (ambiguous) to go to law with a person: (ex) iure, lege agere cum aliquo
        • (ambiguous) to be condemned under the Lex Plautia: lege Plautia damnari (Sall. Cat. 31. 4)
      1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024) “legal”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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      lego m (definite singular legoen, uncountable)

      1. Alternative letter-case form of LEGO

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      See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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      lègo f

      1. (non-standard since 1917) definite singular of lègu

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      Inherited from Latin lāicus, which was borrowed from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós).

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      lego m

      1. layman
        • by 1300, anonymous, Fuero de Salamanca :
          Nengun lego que desafiar clerigo, peche .ccc. soldos e afielo; la tercia parte al quereloso e la tercia al bispo e la tercia alos alcaldes.

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      • IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.ɡɔ/
      • Audio:(file)
      • Rhymes: -ɛɡɔ
      • Syllabification: le‧go

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      lego

      1. vocative singular of lega

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      • Rhymes: -ɛɡu
      • Hyphenation: le‧go

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      Borrowed from Danish Lego.

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      lego m (plural legos)

      1. Lego (small, coloured plastic toy bricks made by the Lego Company)
      2. (trademark generalisation) any similar brick toy
      3. (figurative) things that can be assembled together to form a larger thing

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      See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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      lego

      1. first-person singular present indicative of legar

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      • IPA(key): /ˈleɡo/ [ˈle.ɣ̞o]
      • Rhymes: -eɡo
      • Syllabification: le‧go

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      Inherited from Old Spanish lego, from Latin lāicus, borrowed from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós). Doublet of laico.

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      lego (feminine lega, masculine plural legos, feminine plural legas)

      1. ignorant, lay

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      lego m (plural legos, feminine lega, feminine plural legas)

      1. layman

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      See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

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      lego

      1. first-person singular present indicative of legar

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      Swedish Wikipedia has an article on:
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      lego n

      1. Lego
        bygga (med) lego
        build/play with lego
        leka med lego
        play with lego
      2. In compound words; an ablaut of lega (hired; contracted).
        ett legoavtal
        an outsourcing contract
        en legosoldat
        a mercenary
        (literally, “a hired soldier”)

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      Declension of lego 
      Uncountable
      Indefinite Definite
      Nominative lego legot
      Genitive legos legots

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