See also: Leve, lève, levé, and léve

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈleːʋə], [ˈleːʊ]

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, cognate with Swedish leva, Norwegian leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, and English live.

VerbEdit

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

  1. to live, be alive
Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

A nominalization of the fossilized subjunctive leve (may ... live).

NounEdit

leve n (uninflected)

  1. cheers

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

NounEdit

leve c

  1. indefinite plural of lev (bread, archaic)

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːvə

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

HungarianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the lev- stem of +‎ -e (possessive suffix).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ ˈlɛvɛ]
  • Hyphenation: le‧ve

NounEdit

leve

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of

DeclensionEdit

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative leve
accusative levét
dative levének
instrumental levével
causal-final levéért
translative levévé
terminative levéig
essive-formal leveként
essive-modal levéül
inessive levében
superessive levén
adessive levénél
illative levébe
sublative levére
allative levéhez
elative levéből
delative levéről
ablative levétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
levéé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
levééi

Derived termsEdit


HunsrikEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leve

  1. to live

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leve f

  1. plural of leva

AnagramsEdit


LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

AdjectiveEdit

leve

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

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

lēve n (genitive lēvis); third declension

  1. smoothness
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lēve lēvia
Genitive lēvis lēvium
Dative lēvī lēvibus
Accusative lēve lēvia
Ablative lēvī lēvibus
Vocative lēve lēvia

AdjectiveEdit

lēve

  1. inflection of lēvis:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative neuter singular
    3. vocative neuter singular

ReferencesEdit


Middle DutchEdit

VerbEdit

lēve

  1. inflection of lēven:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive

Middle EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English lēaf (leaf).

NounEdit

leve

  1. Alternative form of leef

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

Derived termsEdit

ReferencesEdit


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

Derived termsEdit


PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

leve m or 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

San Juan Colorado MixtecEdit

 
White-throated magpie-jay in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

levé

  1. white-throated magpie-jay (Calocitta formosa)
    Synonyms: coo iñi, coñi

ReferencesEdit

  • Stark Campbell, Sara; et al. (1986) Diccionario mixteco de San Juan Colorado (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 29)‎[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 27

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin levis, levem, probably a borrowing in this form, as it was often used primarily in learned or literary contexts[1]. From Latin levis, levem, from Proto-Italic *leɣwis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light). However, the older form lieve, which it replaced, was inherited.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlebe/, [ˈleβe]
  • Hyphenation: le‧ve

AdjectiveEdit

leve (plural leves) (superlative levísimo)

  1. mild, 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.

AnagramsEdit