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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin lēnis (soft, smooth).

PronunciationEdit

  • enPR: lē'nəs, lā'nəs, IPA(key): /ˈliːnɪs/, /ˈlɛnɪs/

AdjectiveEdit

lenis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) weakly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiced; especially as compared to the others of a group of homorganic consonants.

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LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Indo-European *lh₁d-to.

Confer lentus. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic лѣнъ (lěnŭ, lazy), whence Russian ленивый (lenivyj, lazy), and to Lithuanian lė́nas (slow, calm).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈleː.nis/, [ˈɫeː.nɪs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

lēnis (neuter lēne); third declension

  1. soft, smooth, gentle
  2. gradual
  3. moderate, mild, calm
InflectionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
Genitive lēnis lēnium
Dative lēnī lēnibus
Accusative lēnem lēne lēnēs, lēnīs lēnia
Ablative lēnī lēnibus
Vocative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflected form of lēna (madame, procuress).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lēnīs

  1. dative plural of lēna
  2. ablative plural of lēna

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “lene” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, →ISBN