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EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lene (plural lenes)

  1. (phonetics) The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).
  2. (phonetics) Any of the lene consonants, such as Greek pi, kappa, tau.
    • 1861, William Edward Jelf, Accidence
      When in a crasis, a lene consonant [] is combined with an aspirated vowel, the lene is always changed (except in the Ionic dialect) into the corresponding aspirate []

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːnə

VerbEdit

lene

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lenen

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GalicianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēnis, in substitution of the inherited form len (attested 13th century) which is preserved in the adverbial phrase ao len (out in the open).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lene m or f (plural lenes)

  1. (literary) mild, gentle, soft
    • c1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Publicacións de Archivum, page 280:
      Madre, sabes tu que Esau, meu yrmão he veloso et eu nõ, mays som lem, et se meu padre me apalpar et souber que sóóm eu, medo ey que coyde queo quis [excarnesçer], et em lugar de bendiçõ ey medo que me maldiga.
      Mother, you know that Esau, my brother, is hairy, but not me, I'm hairless; and if my father would touch me and find that it's me, I fear that he would think that I was mocking him, and instead of his blessing I would have his curse
    Synonyms: maino, suave

ReferencesEdit

  • lem” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • lene” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.
  • lene” in Tesouro informatizado da lingua galega. Santiago: ILG.
  • lene” in Álvarez, Rosario (coord.): Tesouro do léxico patrimonial galego e portugués, Santiago de Compostela: Instituto da Lingua Galega.



ItalianEdit

Pronunciation 1Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.ne/, [ˈl̺ɛːn̺e]
  • Rhymes: -ɛne
  • Stress: lène
  • Hyphenation: le‧ne

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēnis, lēnem.

AdjectiveEdit

lene (masculine and feminine plural leni) (literary)

  1. mild, gentle, soft
    Synonyms: delicato, lieve, mite, soave
    Antonyms: aspro, brusco, forte, greve, pesante
  2. (poetic) smooth
  3. (phonetics) lenis
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Pronunciation 2Edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈle.ne/, [ˈl̺eːn̺e]
  • Rhymes: -ene
  • Stress: léne
  • Hyphenation: le‧ne

NounEdit

lene f pl

  1. plural of lena

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From lēnis.

AdverbEdit

lēne

  1. softly, gently
    Synonym: lēniter

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AdjectiveEdit

lēne

  1. nominative singular neuter of lēnis
  2. vocative singular neuter of lēnis
  3. accusative singular neuter of lēnis

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Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German lehnen

VerbEdit

lene (imperative len, present tense lener, passive lenes, simple past lenet or lente, past participle lenet or lent, present participle lenende)

  1. to lean

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From German lehnen

VerbEdit

lene

  1. to lean

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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēnis, lēnem.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈle.ni/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ne

AdjectiveEdit

lene m or f (plural lenes, comparable)

  1. smooth, mild, gentle, soft
    Synonyms: brando, suave

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RomanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Slavic lĕnĭ. Compare Serbo-Croatian lijénōst, Russian лень (lenʹ), Polish leń. Cf also Aromanian leani.

NounEdit

lene f (uncountable)

  1. laziness, sloth, idleness, indolence
    Synonyms: indolență, trândăvie, lâncezeală, delăsare

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SwedishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lene

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of len.