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

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EnglishEdit

 lei on Wikipedia

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Hawaiian lei

NounEdit

lei (plural leis)

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.
Derived termsEdit
TranslationsEdit

See alsoEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Romanian lei

NounEdit

lei

  1. plural of leu

AnagramsEdit


BourguignonEdit

Alternative formEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus.

NounEdit

lei m (plural leis)

  1. place

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • IPA(key): /lɛi/
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

NounEdit

lei f (plural leien, diminutive leitje n)

  1. (uncountable) slate (material)
  2. (countable) slate (object)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch leide, with a change gi > i similar to that seen in brein.

VerbEdit

lei

  1. (archaic) singular imperative of leggen

AnagramsEdit


FinnishEdit

NounEdit

lei

  1. A lei (Hawaiian garland of flowers).
  2. (nonstandard, obsolete) A leu (unit of currency of Romania and Moldova).

DeclensionEdit

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
instructive lein
abessive leittä leittä
comitative leineen

SynonymsEdit

  • (unit of currency): leu

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AnagramsEdit


FriulianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

VerbEdit

lei (past participle let)

  1. to read

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GalicianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

lei f (plural leis)

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

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

HawaiianEdit

NounEdit

lei (ka)

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

VerbEdit

lei

  1. to leap

ItalianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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]

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lei f (plural loro, masculine lui)

  1. she
  2. her, herself

lei m (plural loro)

  1. (normally capitalised as Lei) you (form of courtesy)

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, pages page 130

AnagramsEdit


LuxembourgishEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lei

  1. second-person singular imperative of leien

MandarinEdit

RomanizationEdit

lei (Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄟ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

lei

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

Usage notesEdit

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Northern SamiEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlej/

VerbEdit

lei

  1. third-person singular past indicative of leat

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leiðr.

AdjectiveEdit

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 2Edit

From Old Norse leið.

NounEdit

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

  1. direction
  2. distance

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

lei

  1. simple past of lide
  2. imperative of leie

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leið.

NounEdit

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 2Edit

From Old Norse leiðr.

AdjectiveEdit

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

lei seg

  1. sad

Etymology 3Edit

VerbEdit

lei

  1. imperative of leie

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lex, legem.

NounEdit

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

  1. a law

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle French: loy

PortugueseEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, 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.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law

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RomanianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

SardinianEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Spanish ley, from Latin lex, legem.

NounEdit

lei

  1. (Campidanese) law

ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

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

  1. (South Scots) Alternative form of lee.

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu