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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/, [ˈlɛ.wɪs]
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

levis (neuter leve, comparative levior, superlative levissimus, adverb leviter); third-declension two-termination adjective

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

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

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

Alternative formsEdit

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lēvis (neuter lēve); third-declension two-termination adjective

  1. smooth, smoothed
DeclensionEdit

Third-declension two-termination adjective.

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