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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a merger of Dutch leggen (to lay) and liggen (to lie). Formally, the forms with -ê- are from leggen, while the alternative present participle is from liggen (as is the lexicalised past participle geleë).

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Verb[edit]

(present , present participle lêende or liggende, past participle gelê)

  1. (intransitive) to lie (to be in a horizontal position)
    Hy op die bed.
    He's lying on the bed.
  2. (transitive) to lay (to put into a horizontal position)
    Hy sy tas op die bed.
    He lays his bag on the bed.

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Guerrero Amuzgo[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Spanish ley

Noun[edit]

  1. law

Kurdish[edit]

Conjunction[edit]

  1. but


Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present indicative of ler
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) affirmative imperative of ler
  3. apocopic form of ler; used preceding the pronouns lo, la, los or las
  4. Eye dialect spelling of ler, representing Brazilian Portuguese.

Vietnamese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Sino-Vietnamese word from

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

  1. a kind of fruit, a pear (trái lê)

Verb[edit]

  1. to drag (one's feet)

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  • , a common Vietnamese surname