Lee

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See also: lee, leé, and l'ee

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English [Term?].

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Lee (countable and uncountable, plural Lees)

  1. An English topographic surname from Middle English for someone who lived near a meadow (the Anglo-Saxon for meadow being ley or leag).
  2. A unisex given name
    1. A male given name derived from the surname, masculine of Leigh
    2. A female given name popular in conjoined names such as Lee Ann or Mary Lee.
      • 2016, Ruth Ware, In a Dark, Dark Wood, Simon and Schuster (→ISBN), page 21:
        “Nora?” She frowned, puzzled.
        “My name's Leonora,” I said. “At school I was Lee, but now I prefer Nora. I did mention it in the e-mail.”
        I'd always hated being Lee. It was a boy's name, a name that lent itself to teasing and rhyme.
  3. A placename, for example:
    1. A river in England.
    2. A neighborhood near the village of Berrynarbor, Devon, England.
    3. A small village in Ilfracombe parish, North Devon district, Devon (OS grid ref SS4846). [1]
    4. A suburb of the borough of Lewisham, London, England.
    5. A village in Buckinghamshire, England, commonly known as The Lee.
    6. A river in County Cork, Ireland.
    7. A former settlement in Inyo County, California, United States.
    8. A town in Madison County, Florida, United States.
    9. A village in DeKalb County and Lee County, Illinois, United States.
    10. An unincorporated community in Monon Township, White County, Indiana, United States.
    11. A town in Penobscot County, Maine, United States.
    12. A town in Berkshire County, Massachusetts, United States.
    13. An unincorporated community in Elko County, Nevada, United States.
    14. A town in Strafford County, New Hampshire, United States.
    15. A town and village in Oneida County, New York, United States.
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Etymology 2[edit]

A transcription of Mandarin Chinese () and other less common names such as () and ()

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Lee (plural Lees)

  1. A surname from Chinese.

Etymology 3[edit]

Transcription of Korean , ; (i), (ri)

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Lee (plural Lees)

  1. A surname from Korean of Korean origin. Alternative form of Rhee (Hanja: ; Hangul: & )

Etymology 4[edit]

A diminutive

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Lee (plural Lees)

  1. A male given name
    1. A nickname for various given names with the first syllable as Lee; Clipping of Leo, Leroy.

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  • According to the 2010 United States Census, Lee is the 21st most common surname in the United States, belonging to 702,625 individuals. Lee is most common among Asian/Pacific Islander (42.4%), White (36.0%) and Black/African American (16.3%) individuals.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Middle Low German , from Old Saxon hlēo. Cognate with Dutch lij, English lee.

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  • IPA(key): /leː/
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

Lee f (genitive Lee, no plural)

  1. leeward side of a ship (the side away from the wind direction)
    Antonym: Luv
    tosende See an Luv und Leeraging sea on the windward and leeward sides

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Further reading[edit]

  • Lee” in Duden online
  • Lee” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache

Hungarian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈliː]
  • Hyphenation: Lee

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Lee

  1. Lee

Declension[edit]

Inflection of Lee
singular plural
nominative Lee Leek
accusative Leet Leeket
dative Leenek Leeknek
instrumental Leevel Leekkel
causal-final Leeért Leekért
translative Leevé Leekké
terminative Leeig Leekig
essive-formal Leeként Leekként
essive-modal
inessive Leeben Leekben
superessive Leen Leeken
adessive Leenél Leeknél
illative Leebe Leekbe
sublative Leere Leekre
allative Leehez Leekhez
elative Leeből Leekből
delative Leeről Leekről
ablative Leetől Leektől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Leeé Leeké
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Leeéi Leekéi
Possessive forms of Lee
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Leem Leeim
2nd person sing. Leed Leeid
3rd person sing. Leeje Leei
1st person plural Leenk Leeink
2nd person plural Leetek Leeitek
3rd person plural Leejük Leeik

Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leie. Cognate with German Lei, Dutch lei.

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Lee f (plural Leeën)

  1. (countable) slate, plate of slate (for roofing or writing)
  2. (uncountable, dated) slate as a material
    Synonym: Schifer

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Lee

  1. a Chinese Filipino surname from Min Nan
  2. a surname from Korean, most notably borne by:
    • Grace Lee, film distributor, businesswoman, former tv host and former radio DJ.

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