læg

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leggr, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaz (leg, thigh). English leg is borrowed from Old Norse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːˀɡ/, [ˈlɛˀɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

læg c (singular definite læggen, plural indefinite lægge)

  1. (anatomy) calf (of the leg)
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verbal noun from lægge (to lay), compare Norwegian legg and Swedish lägg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːˀɡ/, [ˈlɛˀɡ̊]

Noun[edit]

læg n (singular definite lægget, plural indefinite læg)

  1. pleat
  2. tuck

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse leikr, from Middle Low German lek, from Latin lāicus (lay, layman), from Ancient Greek λαϊκός (laïkós, of the people), from λαός (laós, people).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːˀɣ/, [ˈlɛˀj], [ˈlɛˀ]

Adjective[edit]

læg (neuter lægt, plural and definite singular attributive læge)

  1. lay (non-professional, non-clergy)
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of læg
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular læg 2
Neuter singular lægt 2
Plural læge 2
Definite attributive1 læge
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

læg

  1. imperative of lægge

Etymology 5[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːˀɣ/, [ˈlɛˀj], [ˈlɛˀ]

Verb[edit]

læg

  1. imperative of læge

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

læg

  1. imperative of lægje

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

læġ

  1. first/third-person singular preterite of liċġan

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lay