See also: Leka, leká, le·ka, and lęka

Faroese

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Verb

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leka (third person singular past indicative lek, third person plural past indicative lóku, supine likið)

  1. to leak

Conjugation

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Conjugation of leka (group v-56)
infinitive leka
supine likið
participle (a26)1 lekandi likin
present past
first singular leki lak
second singular lekur lakst
third singular lekur lak
plural leka lóku
imperative
singular lek!
plural lekið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Finnish

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Etymology

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Borrowed from Swedish slägga (sledgehammer).

Pronunciation

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlekɑ/, [ˈle̞kɑ̝]
  • Rhymes: -ekɑ
  • Syllabification(key): le‧ka

Noun

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leka

  1. sledgehammer, maul
    Synonym: moukari
  2. (colloquial) bottle (particularly of moonshine or other spirits)

Declension

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Inflection of leka (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
nominative leka lekat
genitive lekan lekojen
partitive lekaa lekoja
illative lekaan lekoihin
singular plural
nominative leka lekat
accusative nom. leka lekat
gen. lekan
genitive lekan lekojen
lekain rare
partitive lekaa lekoja
inessive lekassa lekoissa
elative lekasta lekoista
illative lekaan lekoihin
adessive lekalla lekoilla
ablative lekalta lekoilta
allative lekalle lekoille
essive lekana lekoina
translative lekaksi lekoiksi
abessive lekatta lekoitta
instructive lekoin
comitative See the possessive forms below.
Possessive forms of leka (Kotus type 9/kala, no gradation)
first-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative lekani lekani
accusative nom. lekani lekani
gen. lekani
genitive lekani lekojeni
lekaini rare
partitive lekaani lekojani
inessive lekassani lekoissani
elative lekastani lekoistani
illative lekaani lekoihini
adessive lekallani lekoillani
ablative lekaltani lekoiltani
allative lekalleni lekoilleni
essive lekanani lekoinani
translative lekakseni lekoikseni
abessive lekattani lekoittani
instructive
comitative lekoineni
second-person singular possessor
singular plural
nominative lekasi lekasi
accusative nom. lekasi lekasi
gen. lekasi
genitive lekasi lekojesi
lekaisi rare
partitive lekaasi lekojasi
inessive lekassasi lekoissasi
elative lekastasi lekoistasi
illative lekaasi lekoihisi
adessive lekallasi lekoillasi
ablative lekaltasi lekoiltasi
allative lekallesi lekoillesi
essive lekanasi lekoinasi
translative lekaksesi lekoiksesi
abessive lekattasi lekoittasi
instructive
comitative lekoinesi
first-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative lekamme lekamme
accusative nom. lekamme lekamme
gen. lekamme
genitive lekamme lekojemme
lekaimme rare
partitive lekaamme lekojamme
inessive lekassamme lekoissamme
elative lekastamme lekoistamme
illative lekaamme lekoihimme
adessive lekallamme lekoillamme
ablative lekaltamme lekoiltamme
allative lekallemme lekoillemme
essive lekanamme lekoinamme
translative lekaksemme lekoiksemme
abessive lekattamme lekoittamme
instructive
comitative lekoinemme
second-person plural possessor
singular plural
nominative lekanne lekanne
accusative nom. lekanne lekanne
gen. lekanne
genitive lekanne lekojenne
lekainne rare
partitive lekaanne lekojanne
inessive lekassanne lekoissanne
elative lekastanne lekoistanne
illative lekaanne lekoihinne
adessive lekallanne lekoillanne
ablative lekaltanne lekoiltanne
allative lekallenne lekoillenne
essive lekananne lekoinanne
translative lekaksenne lekoiksenne
abessive lekattanne lekoittanne
instructive
comitative lekoinenne
third-person possessor
singular plural
nominative lekansa lekansa
accusative nom. lekansa lekansa
gen. lekansa
genitive lekansa lekojensa
lekainsa rare
partitive lekaansa lekojaan
lekojansa
inessive lekassaan
lekassansa
lekoissaan
lekoissansa
elative lekastaan
lekastansa
lekoistaan
lekoistansa
illative lekaansa lekoihinsa
adessive lekallaan
lekallansa
lekoillaan
lekoillansa
ablative lekaltaan
lekaltansa
lekoiltaan
lekoiltansa
allative lekalleen
lekallensa
lekoilleen
lekoillensa
essive lekanaan
lekanansa
lekoinaan
lekoinansa
translative lekakseen
lekaksensa
lekoikseen
lekoiksensa
abessive lekattaan
lekattansa
lekoittaan
lekoittansa
instructive
comitative lekoineen
lekoinensa

Further reading

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Hawaiian

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Etymology

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Borrowed from English letter.

Noun

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leka

  1. letter (mail)

Verb

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leka

  1. (transitive) to write a letter

Icelandic

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Etymology

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From Old Norse leka, from Proto-Germanic *lekaną.

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leka (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative lak, third-person plural past indicative láku, supine lekið)

  1. (intransitive) to drip
  2. (intransitive) to leak
    Geturðu lagað þakið? Það lekur.
    Can you fix the roof? It leaks.

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Norwegian Bokmål

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Noun

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leka m or f

  1. definite feminine singular of leke

Norwegian Nynorsk

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Etymology 1

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From Old Norse leka, from Proto-Germanic *lekaną.

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leka (present tense lek, past tense lak, supine leke, past participle leken, present participle lekande, imperative lek)

  1. to drip, dribble
  2. to leak

Etymology 2

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Related to likka.

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leka (present tense lekar, past tense leka, past participle leka, passive infinitive lekast, present participle lekande, imperative leka/lek)

  1. to move a little

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Old Norse

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *lekaną.

Verb

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leka (singular past indicative lak, plural past indicative láku, past participle lekinn)

  1. to drip, dribble
  2. (intransitive) to leak, be leaky
Conjugation
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Descendants
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  • Danish: lække
  • Icelandic: leka
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: leka
  • Swedish: läka (dialectal)
  • >? Swedish: läcka

Etymology 2

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(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Verb

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leka

  1. (transitive) to make leaky
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Etymology 3

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Adjective

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leka

  1. inflection of lekr:
    1. positive degree strong feminine accusative singular
    2. positive degree strong masculine accusative plural
    3. positive degree weak masculine oblique singular
    4. positive degree weak feminine nominative singular
    5. positive degree weak neuter singular

Noun

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leka

  1. inflection of leki:
    1. indefinite oblique singular
    2. indefinite accusative/genitive plural

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  • leka”, in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

Old Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną.

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lēka

  1. to move quickly
  2. to flutter, swirl
  3. to dance
  4. to play

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Sotho

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leka

  1. to attempt

Swedish

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Etymology

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From Old Swedish lēka, from Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyg-.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈleːˌka/
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Verb

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leka (present leker, preterite lekte, supine lekt, imperative lek)

  1. to play (like children)
    Barnen lekte
    The children were playing
    Barnen lekte att de var tigrar
    The children play-pretended that they were tigers
    Barnen lekte cirkus
    The children played circus (pretended they were in a circus or the like)
  2. to play (more generally, sometimes with relaxed or nonchalant connotations)
    Han lekte med pennan
    He played with his pencil
    Han bara leker med dig
    He's just playing with you
    leka med ord
    play with words
    leka med någons känslor
    play with someone's feelings
  3. to pretend to be something (as part of children's play, or more generally by extension)
    leka doktor
    play doctor (pretend to be a doctor)
  4. (biology) to lek

Usage notes

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Usually intransitive except for (sense 3) and for certain activities (like "cirkus," kurragömma (hide and seek), tafatt (tag)), and blindbock (blind man's buff)). For playing more rule-bound or grown-up games, spela is used. Saying "leka fotboll" makes it sound like soccer is a kind of (free-form) play, or like you are only pretending to play soccer, as a form of play. See also lek.

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Tongan

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Noun

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leka

  1. child