-lei

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German[edit]

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-lei

  1. means sort, kind, type; added to numerals or some pronouns: indicates the specified number of types

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Further reading[edit]

  • -lei in Duden online
  • -lei” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Romanian[edit]

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-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.