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EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See levin.

NounEdit

leven

  1. (obsolete) lightning
    • Chaucer
      Wild thunder dint and fiery leven.

Etymology 2Edit

See leaven

VerbEdit

leven (third-person singular simple present levens, present participle levening, simple past and past participle levened)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of leaven

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leven in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

AnagramsEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːvə(n)/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: le‧ven
  • Rhymes: -eːvən

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch leven, from Old Dutch *libben, *livon, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną.

VerbEdit

leven

  1. (intransitive) to live
InflectionEdit
Inflection of leven (weak)
infinitive leven
past singular leefde
past participle geleefd
infinitive leven
gerund leven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular leef leefde
2nd person sing. (jij) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (u) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (gij) leeft leefde
3rd person singular leeft leefde
plural leven leefden
subjunctive sing.1 leve leefde
subjunctive plur.1 leven leefden
imperative sing. leef
imperative plur.1 leeft
participles levend geleefd
1) Archaic.
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Afrikaans: leef, lewe

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch leven. Gerund of the verb leven.

NounEdit

leven n (plural levens, diminutive leventje n)

  1. life
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit

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Middle DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Dutch *libben, *livon, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną.

VerbEdit

lēven

  1. to live, to be alive
  2. to live one's life
  3. to live, to dwell

InflectionEdit

Weak
Infinitive lēven
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive lēven
In genitive lēvens
In dative lēvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular lēve
2nd singular lēefs, lēves
3rd singular lēeft, lēvet
1st plural lēven
2nd plural lēeft, lēvet
3rd plural lēven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular lēve
2nd singular lēefs, lēves
3rd singular lēve
1st plural lēven
2nd plural lēeft, lēvet
3rd plural lēven
Imperative Present
Singular lēef, lēve
Plural lēeft, lēvet
Present Past
Participle lēvende

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • leven (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • leven (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon libbian, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

leven

  1. to live

ConjugationEdit

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DescendantsEdit


ScotsEdit

NounEdit

leven

  1. A lawn; an open space between woods[1]
    • Scott, Minstrelsy; the ballad "Thomas the Rhymer"
      lily leven (a lawn overspread with lilies or flowers)

SpanishEdit

VerbEdit

leven

  1. Second-person plural (ustedes) present subjunctive form of levar.
  2. Third-person plural (ellos, ellas, also used with ustedes?) present subjunctive form of levar.
  3. Second-person plural (ustedes) imperative form of levar.

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

leven

  1. definite singular of lev

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