leger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

French léger, from Latin (assumed) leviarius, from Latin levis light in weight. See levity.

Adjective[edit]

leger (comparative more leger, superlative most leger)

  1. (obsolete) light; slender; slim; trivial
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. Lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident.
    leger ambassador

Noun[edit]

leger (plural legers)

  1. Anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place.
  2. A minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government; also lieger, leiger.
    • Fuller
      Sir Edward Carne, the queen's leger at Rome
  3. A ledger.

Verb[edit]

leger (third-person singular simple present legers, present participle legering, simple past and past participle legered)

  1. (UK, fishing) To engage in bottom fishing.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leger n (plural legers, diminutive legertje n)

  1. army, armed forces
    Het leger moet leger!
    The army must become emptier!

Derived terms[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leger

  1. Comparative form of leeg

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. first-person singular present indicative of legeren
  2. imperative of legeren

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from French léger.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

leger (comparative legerer, superlative am legersten)

  1. casual, informal
  2. (of clothing) dressed down

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Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. to read

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Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of lēgō

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *legrą, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian leger, Old Saxon legar, Dutch leger ‘bed, camp, army’, Old High German legar (German Lager ‘camp’), Old Norse legr (Danish lejr, Swedish läger ‘bed’), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐍂𐍃. The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λέχος (lékhos), Latin lectus ‘bed’, Celtic *leg- (Old Irish lige, Irish luighe), Slavic *ležati (Russian лежать).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leġer n

  1. the state or action of lying, lying down, or lying ill
    On ðam sixtan dæge his legeres: on the sixth day of his illness.
  2. resting-place; couch, bed
  3. death-bed, grave
    On gehalgodan legere licgan: to be buried in a consecrated grave.

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Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin legō, legere.

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Vallader) to read
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Sutsilvan, Surmiran) liger
  • (Puter) ler

Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

leger m (feminine legra, masculine plural legers, feminine plural legras)

  1. (Sursilvan) merry, happy
Alternative forms[edit]
  • (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran) legher
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