lenis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lenis (soft, smooth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: lē'nəs, lā'nəs, IPA(key): /ˈliːnɪs/, /ˈlɛnɪs/

Adjective[edit]

lenis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) weakly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiced; especially as compared to the others of a group of homorganic consonants.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Cognate to Old Church Slavonic лѣнъ (lěnŭ, lazy), whence Russian ленивый (lenivyj, lazy), and to Lithuanian lė́nas (slow, calm).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēnis m, f (neuter lēne); third declension

  1. soft, smooth, gentle
  2. gradual
  3. moderate, mild, calm
Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
genitive lēnis lēnis lēnium lēnium
dative lēnī lēnī lēnibus lēnibus
accusative lēnem lēne lēnēs lēnia
ablative lēnī lēnī lēnibus lēnibus
vocative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of lēna (madame, procuress).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēnīs

  1. dative plural of lēna
  2. ablative plural of lēna

References[edit]

  1. ^ “lene” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2