læs

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hlass, from hlaða (to stack).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

læs n (singular definite læsset, plural indefinite læs)

  1. load, lot
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See læse.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛːs/, [lɛːˀs]

Verb[edit]

læs

  1. imperative of læse

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

See lesa (to read)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

læs (comparative læsari, superlative læsastur)

  1. literate (able to read)
  2. insightful, perceptive

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lēswō.

Noun[edit]

lǣs f

  1. pasture, meadow, leasow
    Sēo lǣs is tōforan eallum mannum ġemǣne on þām hǣþfelda.The pasture on the heathfield lies open to all men.") (C. D. iii. 419, 21.)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laisiz (smaller, lesser, fewer, lower), from Proto-Indo-European *leys- (to shrink, grow thin, become small, be gentle); see also Old Frisian lēs (less), Old Saxon lēs (less).

Adverb[edit]

lǣs

  1. less
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Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • less” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.