læge

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Danish[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːɣə/, [ˈlɛːjə], [ˈlɛːɪ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Danish læke, from Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz (physician), cognate with English leech, and Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (lēkeis, physician).

Noun[edit]

læge c (singular definite lægen, plural indefinite læger)

  1. doctor
  2. physician
  3. surgeon
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Danish lægæ, derived from the noun. It replaced an earlier form with -n-: Old Norse lækna, from Proto-Germanic *lēkinōną (to heal), cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌺𐌹𐌽𐍉𐌽 (lēkinōn), Old English lǣcnian, Old Saxon lāknon, Old High German lāhhinon. Compare (Western) Old Norse læknir where the opposite happened, the noun being reshaped on the basis of the verb.

Verb[edit]

læge (imperative læg, present læger, past lægte or lægede, past participle lægt or læget)

  1. to cure, to heal
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Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

læge

  1. definite singular of læg
  2. plural of læg

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

læge m (definite singular lægen, indefinite plural læger, definite plural lægene)

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1959; superseded by lege

Verb[edit]

læge

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 1959; superseded by lege