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EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les (plural leses)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

AdjectiveEdit

les (comparative more les, superlative most les)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch les (lesson), from Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les (plural lesse, diminutive lesje)

  1. lesson

AsturianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illas.

ArticleEdit

les f pl (masculine sg el, feminine sg la, neuter sg lo, masculine plural los)

  1. (definite) the

CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Latin illās, from ille.

ArticleEdit

les f pl (masculine plural els, masculine singular el, feminine singular la)

  1. the; feminine plural definite article

PronounEdit

les (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. them (feminine, direct object)
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Latin laesus.

AdjectiveEdit

les (feminine lesa, masculine plural lesos, feminine plural leses)

  1. (law) harmed
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les m inan

  1. forest

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


DanishEdit

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

NounEdit

les f (plural lessen, diminutive lesje n)

  1. course, lesson
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

les

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lessen
  2. imperative of lessen

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French les, from Latin illōs m and illās f which are the accusative plurals of ille.[1]

PronunciationEdit

ArticleEdit

les

  1. plural of le: the
  2. plural of la: the

PronounEdit

les

  1. plural of le: them
  2. plural of la: them

Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “le, la, les”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


GalicianEdit

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

les

  1. (colloquial) First-person singular present of lesen.
  2. (colloquial) Imperative singular of lesen.

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Ugric *läćɜ (hiding place; lurk).[1][2] Cognates include Southern Mansi lǟš-', Northern Mansi lāś-.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les (plural lesek)

  1. (soccer) offside

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative les lesek
accusative lest leseket
dative lesnek leseknek
instrumental lessel lesekkel
causal-final lesért lesekért
translative lessé lesekké
terminative lesig lesekig
essive-formal lesként lesekként
essive-modal
inessive lesben lesekben
superessive lesen leseken
adessive lesnél leseknél
illative lesbe lesekbe
sublative lesre lesekre
allative leshez lesekhez
elative lesből lesekből
delative lesről lesekről
ablative lestől lesektől
Possessive forms of les
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lesem leseim
2nd person sing. lesed leseid
3rd person sing. lese lesei
1st person plural lesünk leseink
2nd person plural lesetek leseitek
3rd person plural lesük leseik

VerbEdit

les

  1. (transitive) to spy
  2. (transitive) to stare, goggle
  3. (transitive) to cheat at a test by looking at someone else's work

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Entry #1792 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete (’Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes’). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les n (genitive singular less, nominative plural les)

  1. (linguistics) lexeme (set of inflected forms taken by a single word)
  2. (computing) lexeme (individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis)

DeclensionEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

See alsoEdit

VerbEdit

les

  1. first-person singular of lesa (to read)
    Ég les mikið af þýskum bókum.
    I read a lot of German books.
  2. third-person singular of lesa (to read)
    Pálmi les alltaf sömu söguna, þótt hann eigi margar bækur.
    Pálmi always reads the same story, even though he has many books.

InterlinguaEdit

PronounEdit

les

  1. (dative) to them

Usage notesEdit

  • Precedes conjugated verbs.
  • Can be of mixed gender (not just masculine).

LadinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illas.

ArticleEdit

les f (plural)

  1. the

See alsoEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old English lēas (false, void, loose), from Proto-Germanic *lausaz (loose, free), from Proto-Indo-European *lewH- (to untie, set free, sever). Cognate with Middle High German lōs (loose), Old Swedish lø̄s (loose); a doublet of loos.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

les

  1. false; lying; deceptive

NounEdit

les (uncountable)

  1. falsehood; a lie
    • c. 1480, “The Creation”, in The Towneley Plays, line 120-121:
      He is so fayre, withoutten les, He semys full well to sytt on des.
      He is so good, without falsehood; / (so) he's really suited to sit on a dais.
      c. 1480, “The Creation”, in The Towneley Plays, line 158-159:
      We held with hym ther he saide leasse / And therfor have we all unpeasse.
      We stayed with him when he uttered untruth, / and therefore we all feel discord.
      c. 1480, “The Creation”, in The Towneley Plays, line 193-195:
      Ye shall have joye and blis therin / Whils ye will kepe you out of syn, / I say withoutten lese.
      You'll have joy and tranquility within / if you keep yourself out of sin, / I say, without lies.

Middle FrenchEdit

ArticleEdit

les m pl or f pl (masculine singular le, feminine singular la)

  1. the

DescendantsEdit


NormanEdit

Norman Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine /l' les/l's
feminine  la/l' les/l's

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)

ArticleEdit

les pl (singular , and la)

  1. Alternative form of l's
  • les boutonsthe nipples
    les êpicesthe spices
    les lédgeunmesthe vegetables
    les ridgieauxthe curtains

Norwegian BokmålEdit

VerbEdit

les

  1. imperative of lese

Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

les

  1. present tense of lesa and lese
  2. imperative of lesa and lese

NovialEdit

PronounEdit

les

  1. they; them

Related termsEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illas and illos.

ArticleEdit

les

  1. the (feminine plural oblique definite article)
  2. the (feminine plural nominative definite article)
  3. the (masculine plural oblique definite article)

InflectionEdit

DescendantsEdit


RohingyaEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Bengali.

NounEdit

les

  1. tail

Serbo-CroatianEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ (tree, forest).

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. coffin
  2. (regionally) lumber
  3. (regionally) forest, woods
DeclensionEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From German Löss.

NounEdit

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. (geology) loess

SlovakEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

les m (genitive singular lesa, nominative plural lesy, genitive plural lesov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. forest

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • les in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

SloveneEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lẹ̑s m inan

  1. wood

InflectionEdit

Masculine inan., hard o-stem, mobile accent, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. lés
gen. sing. lesá
singular dual plural
nominative lés lesôva lesôvi
accusative lés lesôva lesôve
genitive lesá lesôv lesôv
dative lésu lesôvoma lesôvom
locative lésu lesôvih lesôvih
instrumental lésom lesôvoma lesôvi
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. lés
gen. sing. lésa
singular dual plural
nominative lés lésa lési
accusative lés lésa lése
genitive lésa lésov lésov
dative lésu lésoma lésom
locative lésu lésih lésih
instrumental lésom lésoma lési

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin illīs, dative plural of ille.

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

les

  1. dative of ellos and ellas; to them, for them
  2. dative of ustedes; to you all, for you all (formal)

See alsoEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English lazy.

AdjectiveEdit

les

  1. lazy
  2. tired, fed up

VerbEdit

les

  1. be lazy
  2.  be tired, be fed up