See also: Ley and leþ

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

See lea.

NounEdit

ley (plural leys)

  1. Alternative spelling of lea
  2. 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: []

AdjectiveEdit

ley (not comparable)

  1. (agriculture) Fallow; unseeded.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Beaumont and Fletcher to this entry?)
  2. (agriculture) Rotated to pasture instead of cropping.

Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

ley

  1. Archaic form of lye.

Etymology 3Edit

NounEdit

ley

  1. (obsolete) Law.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Abbott to this entry?)

AnagramsEdit


InterlingueEdit

NounEdit

ley (plural leyes)

  1. (obsolete) law

SynonymsEdit


Middle EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

ley (plural leys)

  1. an open field or meadow

DescendantsEdit

  • English: ley, lea

Old OccitanEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

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

  1. law

DescendantsEdit


PortugueseEdit

NounEdit

ley f (plural leys)

  1. Obsolete spelling of lei

SpanishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Latin lēgem, singular accusative of lēx (whence English legal and legitimate), from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

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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