lea

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English legh, lege, lei "clearing, open ground" from Old English lēah (clearing in a forest) from Proto-Germanic *lauhō (meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (field, meadow). Akin to Old Frisian lāch (meadow), Old Saxon lōh (forest, grove) (Middle Dutch loo (forest, thicket); Dutch -lo (in placenames)), Old High German lōh (covered clearing, low bushes), Old Norse (clearing, meadow).

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Noun[edit]

lea (plural leas)

  1. an open field, meadow
    • XIX century, Alfred Tennyson, Circumstance
      Two children in two neighbor villages
      Playing mad pranks along the heathy leas;
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Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English, from French lier, to bind

Noun[edit]

lea (plural leas)

  1. Any of several measures of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.
  2. A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of ler
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of ler

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

lea f (genitive leae); first declension

  1. A lioness

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Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. Past tense and past participle of lee

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of leer.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of leer.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of leer.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of leer.

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Polynesian *leo (compare Maori reo).

Noun[edit]

lea

  1. language; speech
    le fakatonga - Tongan language