See also: Lei, lēi, léi, lěi, lèi, and leí

English edit

 lei on Wikipedia

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Hawaiian lei.

Noun edit

lei (plural leis)

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.
Derived terms edit
Translations edit

See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Romanian lei.

Noun edit

lei

  1. plural of leu

Anagrams edit

Afrikaans edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Dutch leiden, from Middle Dutch leiden, from Old Dutch leiden, from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną.

Verb edit

lei (present lei, present participle leidende or leiende, past participle gelei)

  1. to lead
Derived terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Dutch lei, from Middle Dutch leye, probably from Celtic and ultimately from a substrate language.

Noun edit

lei (uncountable)

  1. slate (stone)

Basque edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lei inan

  1. ice, frost

Declension edit

Further reading edit

  • "lei" in Euskaltzaindiaren Hiztegia [Dictionary of the Basque Academy], euskaltzaindia.eus
  • lei” in Orotariko Euskal Hiztegia [General Basque Dictionary], euskaltzaindia.eus

Bavarian edit

Alternative forms edit

Adverb edit

lei

  1. (Austria, Tyrol) only, just

Bourguignon edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin locus.

Noun edit

lei m (plural leis)

  1. place

Dutch edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Middle Dutch leye, probably an old Germanic loan from Gaulish *lēi, from Proto-Celtic *līwanks (compare *līwos (stone)), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁w- (stone), see also Ancient Greek λᾶας (lâas, stone), Albanian lerë (boulder).

Noun edit

lei f (plural leien, diminutive leitje n)

  1. (uncountable) slate (material)
  2. (countable) slate (object)
Derived terms edit
Descendants edit
  • Papiamentu: lei (dated)
See also edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Middle Dutch leide, with the same development as in zeggen > zei.

Verb edit

lei

  1. (archaic) singular past indicative of leggen

Anagrams edit

Finnish edit

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlei̯/, [ˈle̞i̯]
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Syllabification(key): lei

Etymology 1 edit

From Hawaiian lei.

Noun edit

lei

  1. lei (Hawaiian garland of flowers)
Declension edit
Inflection of lei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative lei leit
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
illative leihin leihin
singular plural
nominative lei leit
accusative nom. lei leit
gen. lein
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
inessive leissä leissä
elative leistä leistä
illative leihin leihin
adessive leillä leillä
ablative leiltä leiltä
allative leille leille
essive leinä leinä
translative leiksi leiksi
abessive leittä leittä
instructive lein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of lei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative leini leini
accusative nom. leini leini
gen. leini
genitive leini leideni
leitteni
partitive leitäni leitäni
inessive leissäni leissäni
elative leistäni leistäni
illative leihini leihini
adessive leilläni leilläni
ablative leiltäni leiltäni
allative leilleni leilleni
essive leinäni leinäni
translative leikseni leikseni
abessive leittäni leittäni
instructive
comitative leineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative leisi leisi
accusative nom. leisi leisi
gen. leisi
genitive leisi leidesi
leittesi
partitive leitäsi leitäsi
inessive leissäsi leissäsi
elative leistäsi leistäsi
illative leihisi leihisi
adessive leilläsi leilläsi
ablative leiltäsi leiltäsi
allative leillesi leillesi
essive leinäsi leinäsi
translative leiksesi leiksesi
abessive leittäsi leittäsi
instructive
comitative leinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative leimme leimme
accusative nom. leimme leimme
gen. leimme
genitive leimme leidemme
leittemme
partitive leitämme leitämme
inessive leissämme leissämme
elative leistämme leistämme
illative leihimme leihimme
adessive leillämme leillämme
ablative leiltämme leiltämme
allative leillemme leillemme
essive leinämme leinämme
translative leiksemme leiksemme
abessive leittämme leittämme
instructive
comitative leinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative leinne leinne
accusative nom. leinne leinne
gen. leinne
genitive leinne leidenne
leittenne
partitive leitänne leitänne
inessive leissänne leissänne
elative leistänne leistänne
illative leihinne leihinne
adessive leillänne leillänne
ablative leiltänne leiltänne
allative leillenne leillenne
essive leinänne leinänne
translative leiksenne leiksenne
abessive leittänne leittänne
instructive
comitative leinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative leinsä leinsä
accusative nom. leinsä leinsä
gen. leinsä
genitive leinsä leidensä
leittensä
partitive leitään
leitänsä
leitään
leitänsä
inessive leissään
leissänsä
leissään
leissänsä
elative leistään
leistänsä
leistään
leistänsä
illative leihinsä leihinsä
adessive leillään
leillänsä
leillään
leillänsä
ablative leiltään
leiltänsä
leiltään
leiltänsä
allative leilleen
leillensä
leilleen
leillensä
essive leinään
leinänsä
leinään
leinänsä
translative leikseen
leiksensä
leikseen
leiksensä
abessive leittään
leittänsä
leittään
leittänsä
instructive
comitative leineen
leinensä

See also edit

Further reading edit

Etymology 2 edit

From Romanian lei.

Noun edit

lei (nonstandard, obsolete)

  1. leu (unit of currency of Romania and Moldova)
Declension edit
Inflection of lei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative lei leit
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
illative leihin leihin
singular plural
nominative lei leit
accusative nom. lei leit
gen. lein
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
inessive leissä leissä
elative leistä leistä
illative leihin leihin
adessive leillä leillä
ablative leiltä leiltä
allative leille leille
essive leinä leinä
translative leiksi leiksi
abessive leittä leittä
instructive lein
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of lei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative leini leini
accusative nom. leini leini
gen. leini
genitive leini leideni
leitteni
partitive leitäni leitäni
inessive leissäni leissäni
elative leistäni leistäni
illative leihini leihini
adessive leilläni leilläni
ablative leiltäni leiltäni
allative leilleni leilleni
essive leinäni leinäni
translative leikseni leikseni
abessive leittäni leittäni
instructive
comitative leineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative leisi leisi
accusative nom. leisi leisi
gen. leisi
genitive leisi leidesi
leittesi
partitive leitäsi leitäsi
inessive leissäsi leissäsi
elative leistäsi leistäsi
illative leihisi leihisi
adessive leilläsi leilläsi
ablative leiltäsi leiltäsi
allative leillesi leillesi
essive leinäsi leinäsi
translative leiksesi leiksesi
abessive leittäsi leittäsi
instructive
comitative leinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative leimme leimme
accusative nom. leimme leimme
gen. leimme
genitive leimme leidemme
leittemme
partitive leitämme leitämme
inessive leissämme leissämme
elative leistämme leistämme
illative leihimme leihimme
adessive leillämme leillämme
ablative leiltämme leiltämme
allative leillemme leillemme
essive leinämme leinämme
translative leiksemme leiksemme
abessive leittämme leittämme
instructive
comitative leinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative leinne leinne
accusative nom. leinne leinne
gen. leinne
genitive leinne leidenne
leittenne
partitive leitänne leitänne
inessive leissänne leissänne
elative leistänne leistänne
illative leihinne leihinne
adessive leillänne leillänne
ablative leiltänne leiltänne
allative leillenne leillenne
essive leinänne leinänne
translative leiksenne leiksenne
abessive leittänne leittänne
instructive
comitative leinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative leinsä leinsä
accusative nom. leinsä leinsä
gen. leinsä
genitive leinsä leidensä
leittensä
partitive leitään
leitänsä
leitään
leitänsä
inessive leissään
leissänsä
leissään
leissänsä
elative leistään
leistänsä
leistään
leistänsä
illative leihinsä leihinsä
adessive leillään
leillänsä
leillään
leillänsä
ablative leiltään
leiltänsä
leiltään
leiltänsä
allative leilleen
leillensä
leilleen
leillensä
essive leinään
leinänsä
leinään
leinänsä
translative leikseen
leiksensä
leikseen
leiksensä
abessive leittään
leittänsä
leittään
leittänsä
instructive
comitative leineen
leinensä
Synonyms edit
  • (unit of currency): leu

Anagrams edit

Friulian edit

Etymology edit

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

Verb edit

lei (past participle let)

  1. to read

Related terms edit

Galician edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Noun edit

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law (clarification of this definition is needed)
  2. religion, credence, worship of a god
Related terms edit

Etymology 2 edit

Noun edit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Hawaiian edit

Noun edit

lei (ka)

  1. lei, a wreath of flowers or leaves
  2. necklace
  3. (by extension) child, carried on the shoulders like a lei

Verb edit

lei

  1. to leap

Italian edit

Etymology edit

From Vulgar Latin *illei or *illaei, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Classical Latin illī (dative singular of illa). The Vulgar Latin form *illei is modelled under influence of Vulgar Latin *illūi, whence also lui.[1] The formal address Lei appears in the 16th century in connection with Signoria (Lordship), Eccellenza (Excellency), Santità (Holiness) and Magnificenza,[2] alongside Voi.

Pronunciation edit

Pronoun edit

lei f (plural loro, masculine lui)

  1. she
  2. her
  3. it
    • 1320, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Amadeo Augusto Lange (1788), page 161:
      La pioggia cadde, e a’ foſſati venne / Di lei ciò che la terra non ſofferſe
      The rain fell and into the channels ran / Whatever of it was not absorbed by the ground
    • ca. 1349-1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, Tipografia della Società Belgica (1841), page 228:
      […] videro il drappo, et in quello la testa, non ancor sì consumata, che essi alla capellatura crespa non conoscessero lei esser quella di Lorenzo.
      […] they saw the cloth and the head wrapped inside it, which was not yet sufficiently decomposed that they could not help but identify it, from the curly hair, as being Lorenzo’s.
    • ca. 1349-1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, Tipografia della Società Belgica (1841), page 512:
      […] Filomena in ciò che dell’amistà dice, racconta il vero, e con ragione nel fine delle sue parole si dolse lei oggi così poco da’ mortali esser gradita.
      […] Philomena is in the right as to what she has said upon friendship; and it was with reason she complained, last of all, of its being in such little esteem with mankind […]
    • 1984, Stefano Benni, Stranalandia, Feltrinelli, published 2015, page 76:
      La banana di Stranalandia è alla base dell’economia dell’isola. Senza di lei la vita qui sarebbe molto dura.
      The banana of Strangeland forms the basis of the island’s economy. Without it, life here would be very tough.

Synonyms edit

Related terms edit

Pronoun edit

lei m (plural voi)

  1. (formal) you
    Synonym: (uncommon) voi

Alternative forms edit

Derived terms edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, page 130
  2. ^ Stefano Lanuzza (1994) Storia della lingua italiana, Roma: Newton Compton, →ISBN, page 48

Anagrams edit

Luxembourgish edit

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

lei

  1. second-person singular imperative of leien

Mandarin edit

Romanization edit

lei (lei5lei0, Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄟ)

  1. Hanyu Pinyin reading of

lei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of léi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lěi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lèi.

Usage notes edit

  • Transcriptions of Mandarin into the Latin script often do not distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without indication of tone.

Northern Sami edit

Pronunciation edit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlej/

Verb edit

lei

  1. third-person singular past indicative of leat

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective edit

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leit, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiere, indefinite superlative leiest, definite superlative leieste)

  1. uncomfortable, bothersome
  2. bored, tired
  3. sad, unfortunate

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse leið.

Noun edit

lei f or m (definite singular leia or leien, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. direction
  2. distance

Etymology 3 edit

Alternative forms edit

Verb edit

lei

  1. simple past of lide
  2. imperative of leie

References edit

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old Norse leið.

Noun edit

lei f (definite singular leia, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. (maritime) route, sea route (a route, mostly along a coastline or between islands, that is safe to sail)
  2. direction

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective edit

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leitt, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiare, indefinite superlative leiast, definite superlative leiaste)

  1. tired, fed up, bored
  2. awkward, uncomfortable
Declension edit

lei seg

  1. sad

Etymology 3 edit

Verb edit

lei

  1. imperative of leie

Etymology 4 edit

Verb edit

lei

  1. past of li

References edit

Occitan edit

Pronunciation edit

Article edit

lei m pl or f pl

  1. (Provençal) plural of lo

Old French edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Latin lex, legem.

Noun edit

lei oblique singularf (oblique plural lez, nominative singular lei, nominative plural lez)

  1. a law

Related terms edit

Descendants edit

Portuguese edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Old Galician-Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Cognate with Galician lei, Spanish ley, Catalan llei, Occitan lei, French loi, Italian legge and Romanian lege.

Pronunciation edit

 

  • Hyphenation: lei

Noun edit

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law

Related terms edit

Romanian edit

Pronunciation edit

Noun edit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Sardinian edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from Spanish ley, from Latin lex, legem.

Noun edit

lei

  1. (Campidanese) law

Scots edit

Verb edit

lei (third-person singular simple present leis, present participle leiin, simple past leid, past participle leid)

  1. (South Scots) Alternative form of lee.

Spanish edit

Noun edit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Zou edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-lay. Cognates include Burmese လျှာ (hlya) and Tibetan ལྕེ (lce).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lə̄j/
  • Hyphenation: lei

Noun edit

lei

  1. tongue

Etymology 2 edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-lis. Cognates include Burmese မြေ (mre) and Tibetan གལྱི (glyi).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lə́j/
  • Hyphenation: lei

Noun edit

léi

  1. earth
    • 1992, Holy Bible In Zou, Siemchilbu 1:1:
      Achiil in Paisan Lei leh Van asiem.
      In the beginning God created the Earth and Heaven.
  2. land
  3. ground, soil

Etymology 3 edit

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-lay. Cognates include Burmese လှေကား (hleka:, ladder) and Chinese (, ladder).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /lə̀j/
  • Hyphenation: lei

Noun edit

lèi

  1. bridge

References edit

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 62