-lei

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Romanian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lei (pl)

  1. variant of -a
the (definite article)

Usage notes[edit]

  • This form of the definite article is used for feminine nouns in the genitive and dative cases which end in a stressed vowel or diphthong:
basmalei, from basma, fem.
cafelei, from cafea, fem.
  • Monosyllables ending in vowels also take this suffix:
zilei, from zi, fem.