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See also: lève, levé, and léve

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DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /leːvə/, [ˈleːvə], [ˈleːʊ]

NounEdit

leve n

  1. cheers pl

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Swedish leva, Norwegian leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, English live)

VerbEdit

leve (imperative lev, infinitive at leve, present tense lever, past tense levede, perfect tense har levet)

  1. live, be alive

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leven

Usage notesEdit

Commonly used. Not archaic.

AnagramsEdit


Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French lever (rise).

VerbEdit

leve

  1. To rise

ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leve f

  1. plural of leva

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leve

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

ReferencesEdit

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “leve”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Middle DutchEdit

Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Old English lēaf (permission, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *laubō (permission, privilege, favour, worth), from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (to love).

NounEdit

leve (plural leves)

  1. leave

Norwegian BokmålEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Swedish leva, Danish leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, English live).

VerbEdit

leve (imperative lev, present tense lever, simple past levde, past participle levd, present participle levende)

  1. to live

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

VerbEdit

leve (present tense lever, past tense levde, past participle levt or levd, present participle levande, imperative lev)

  1. Alternative form of leva

PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Portuguese leve, from Latin levis, levem, from Proto-Italic *leχwī, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leve m, f (plural leves, comparable)

  1. light (of low weight; not heavy)
  2. gentle, light (having little force)

InflectionEdit

SynonymsEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of levar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of levar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of levar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of levar

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin levis, levem, probably a borrowing in this form, as it was often used primarily in learned or literary contexts[1]. However, the older form lieve, which it replaced, was inherited.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlebe/, [ˈleβe]

AdjectiveEdit

leve (plural leves)

  1. slight; light
  2. minor; trivial

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Further readingEdit

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SwedishEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. subjunctive of leva. Used to express one's wish that someone or something may live long, mostly at celebration ceremonies, primarily birthday celebrations.
  1. Han leve! = May he live (long)!

Usage notesEdit

This is one of very few Swedish subjunctives that still has a use.