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See also: Levis, Lévis, and Levi's

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EsperantoEdit

VerbEdit

levis

  1. past of levi

IdoEdit

VerbEdit

levis

  1. past of levar

LatinEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Italic *leɣʷis (with possible contamination from *breɣʷis), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʰwih₂-, from *h₁lengʰu-, from *h₁lengʷʰ- (light). Cognates include Sanskrit लघु (laghú), Ancient Greek ἐλαφρός (elaphrós) and ἐλαχύς (elakhús) and Old English lēoht (English light).

PronunciationEdit

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈle.wis/, [ˈɫɛ.wɪs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

levis (neuter leve); third declension

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. quick, swift
  3. fickle
  4. dispensable
  5. trivial, trifling
DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative levis leve levēs levia
Genitive levis levis levium levium
Dative levī levī levibus levibus
Accusative levem leve levēs, levīs levia
Ablative levī levī levibus levibus
Vocative levis leve levēs levia
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DescendantsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Uncertain. Possibly from Proto-Italic *lēju-, *lēiw-i-, from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁y-u- (smooth) and cognate to Ancient Greek λεῖος (leîos, smooth, plain, level, hairless, soft), Ancient Greek λίς (lís, smooth).[1] Or from Proto-Indo-European *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky) and cognate to Latin līmus (mud, slime, muck), English slime, Ancient Greek λίμνη (límnē, marsh).

Likely cognate to Latin oblīvīscor (I forget).

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lēvis (neuter lēve); third declension

  1. smooth, smoothed
  2. (substantive) smoothness
DeclensionEdit

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
Nominative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
Genitive lēvis lēvis lēvium lēvium
Dative lēvī lēvī lēvibus lēvibus
Accusative lēvem lēve lēvēs, lēvīs lēvia
Ablative lēvī lēvī lēvibus lēvibus
Vocative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
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Related termsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ De Vaan, Michiel (2008), “lēvis”, in Etymological Dictionary of Latin and the other Italic Languages (Leiden Indo-European Etymological Dictionary Series; 7), Leiden, Boston: Brill, pages 336-337