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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French lieu, from Latin locum, accusative of locus (place).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /l(j)uː/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -uː
  • Homophone: loo (in some accents)

NounEdit

lieu (uncountable)

  1. place, stead; See in lieu or in lieu of

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FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle French lieu, from Old French leu, from Latin locum, accusative of locus, from Old Latin stlocus, from Proto-Indo-European *stel- (to put, place, locate).

NounEdit

lieu m (plural lieux)

  1. place
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Etymology 2Edit

From Norwegian lyr

NounEdit

lieu m (plural lieus)

  1. any of several fish from the Pollachius family.
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Middle FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old French leu.

NounEdit

lieu m (plural lieux or lieus)

  1. place

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NormanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Old Norse lýðrr.

NounEdit

lieu m (plural lieus)

  1. (Jersey) whiting (fish)

RomanschEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • (Sursilvan) liug
  • (Sutsilvan) liac
  • (Surmiran) li
  • (Puter, Vallader)

EtymologyEdit

From Latin locus.

NounEdit

lieu m

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun) place