See also: Ley and leþ

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See lea.

Noun edit

ley (plural leys)

  1. Alternative spelling of lea
  2. (agriculture) Arable land used temporarily for hay or grazing.
  3. A ley line.
    • 2010, Philip Carr-Gomm, Richard Heygate, The Book of English Magic:
      For a ley hunter, local people – particularly the elderly – can be mines of information. Devereux and Thomson recount how they asked a septuagenarian in a remote village the location of an elusive stone, without mentioning the subject of leys: []
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ley (not comparable)

  1. (agriculture) Fallow; unseeded.
  2. (agriculture) Rotated to pasture instead of cropping.
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ley

  1. Archaic form of lye.

Etymology 3 edit

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ley

  1. (obsolete) Law.

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Etymology edit

From Spanish ley.

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ley

  1. law

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ley

  1. (Maasina) in
    A ɗuunnii sukkara ley cafe ɗe.
    You put too much sugar in the coffee.
    O tummbeke ley akalawal mobel am.
    He got into the back of my truck.
    Taa ŋawlunduree ley suudu ga, njehee sella.
    Don't wrestle in the house, go outside.
  2. under

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Middle English edit

Etymology edit

From Old English lēah, lēaġe (a clearing in the woods).

Noun edit

ley (plural leys)

  1. an open field or meadow

Descendants edit

  • English: ley, lea

Old Occitan edit

Etymology edit

From Latin lēgem, accusative of lēx. Compare Old French lei, loi.

Noun edit

ley f (oblique plural leys, nominative singular ley, nominative plural leys)

  1. law

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ley f (plural leys)

  1. Obsolete spelling of lei

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Etymology edit

Inherited from Latin lēgem (whence English legal and legitimate), from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlei/ [ˈlei̯]
  • Audio:(file)
  • Rhymes: -ei
  • Syllabification: ley

Noun edit

ley f (plural leyes)

  1. law (a well-established characteristic of nature)
  2. law (body of rules issued by a legislative body)
  3. law (particular piece of legislation)
  4. religion, credence, worship of a god

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