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Etymology 1Edit

From Latin lues (plague).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lues (uncountable)

  1. (dated, medicine) A plague or disease, especially syphilis.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      And which in ravage the more loathsome evil is— / Their real lues, or our pseudo-syphilis?
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1031:
      There seemed to be no history of lues or any other family illness in the background.
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Etymology 2Edit

See lue.

VerbEdit

lues

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lue

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CzechEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin luēs (plague), from Latin luere (to loose, release, atone for). Compare luxace (luxation).[1]

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): [ˈluɛs]
  • Hyphenation: lu‧es

NounEdit

lues f or m inan

  1. (indeclinable, medicine) syphilis [from 20th c.]
    • 1929, Karel Čapek, “Zmizení herce Bendy”, in Povídky z jedné kapsy[1]:
      „A co,“ vzpomněl si úředník, „dluhy neměl?“
      „Ne,“ řekl honem doktor, „on sice Jan Benda měl dluhů jako kvítí, ale nebral je nikdy tragicky.“
      „Nebo… řekněme nějaký osobní skandál… nešťastnou lásku, nebo lues, nebo vůbec nějakou větší starost?“
      „Pokud vím, nic,“ mínil doktor Goldberg váhavě[…]
      "And what about," remembered the official "debts, did he have any?"
      "No," answered the doctor quickly, "Jan Benda had lots of debts, but he never took them tragically."
      "Or… let's say some personal scandal… unhappy love, or syphilis, or some kind of a big problem?"
      "Nothing, as far as I know," said doctor Goldberg hesitantly […]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "lues" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, →ISBN, page 388.

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lues

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of lire

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IndonesianEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Dutch lues (syphilis), from Latin luēs (plague), from Latin luere (to loose, release, atone for).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lu.es/
  • Hyphenation: lu‧és

NounEdit

lués (plural lues-lues, first-person possessive luesku, second-person possessive luesmu, third-person possessive luesnya)

  1. syphilis
    Synonym: sifilis

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LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

Perhaps from luō (wash) or from Proto-Indo-European *lewH- ("louse", cognate with λύω (lúō)).

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NounEdit

luēs f sg (genitive luis); third declension

  1. plague, pestilence, epidemic
  2. (figuratively) plague, misfortune
  3. (New Latin) a disease, chiefly syphilis

DeclensionEdit

Third-declension noun (i-stem), singular only.

Case Singular
Nominative luēs
Genitive luis
Dative luī
Accusative luem
Ablative lue
Vocative luēs

VerbEdit

luēs

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of luō

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German *los, variant of lōs (loose; free; lacking; sly, deceitful). Compare for the short vowel Ripuarian Central Franconian loss, Dutch los. The uninflected stem of this adjective develops regularly into Luxembourgish lass, while the inflected stem yields lues. See the English cognate loose for more.

Semantically the above adjective was likely merged with Old High German līso (weak; slow; quiet), for which compare German leise (quiet). Such semantic interaction of the two words is corroborated by Ripuarian loss and lies, both of which have a dated sense “weakly salted, lacking salt”.

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AdjectiveEdit

lues (masculine luesen, neuter luest, comparative méi lues, superlative am luesten)

  1. quiet
  2. slow

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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin lues.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lǔes/
  • Hyphenation: lu‧es

NounEdit

lùes m (Cyrillic spelling лу̀ес)

  1. lues

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • lues” in Hrvatski jezični portal