levis

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See also: Levis and Levi's

Esperanto[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levi

Ido[edit]

Verb[edit]

levis

  1. past of levar

Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Italic *leχwī, from pre-Italic *legʰu < *h₁legʷʰ-u-, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light). Cognates include Sanskrit लघु (laghú), Ancient Greek ἐλαφρός (elaphrós) and ἐλαχύς (elakhús) and Old English lēoht (English light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

levis m, f (neuter leve); third declension

  1. light (not heavy)
  2. quick, swift
  3. fickle
  4. dispensable
  5. trivial, trifling
Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative levis leve levēs levia
genitive levis levis levium levium
dative levī levī levibus levibus
accusative levem leve levēs levia
ablative levī levī levibus levibus
vocative levis leve levēs levia
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Ancient Greek λεῖος (leîos, smooth, plain, level, hairless, soft), from Proto-Indo-European *ley-w-, from the Proto-Indo-European root *(s)ley- (slime, slimy, sticky).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēvis m, f (neuter lēve); third declension

  1. smooth, smoothed
  2. (substantive) smoothness
Alternative forms[edit]
Inflection[edit]

Third declension, neuter nominative singular in -e.

Number Singular Plural
Case \ Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
genitive lēvis lēvis lēvium lēvium
dative lēvī lēvī lēvibus lēvibus
accusative lēvem lēve lēvēs lēvia
ablative lēvī lēvī lēvibus lēvibus
vocative lēvis lēve lēvēs lēvia
Related terms[edit]