lea

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See also: Lea, LEA, leâ, Léa, and le'a

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English legh, lege, lei "clearing, open ground" from Old English lēah (clearing in a forest) from Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (field, meadow). Akin to Old Frisian lāch (meadow), Old Saxon lōh (forest, grove) (Middle Dutch loo (forest, thicket); Dutch -lo (in placenames)), Old High German lōh (covered clearing, low bushes), Old Norse (clearing, meadow).

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Noun[edit]

lea (plural leas)

  1. an open field, meadow
    • XIX century, Alfred Tennyson, Circumstance
      Two children in two neighbor villages
      Playing mad pranks along the heathy leas;
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Etymology 2[edit]

Middle English [Term?], from Old French lier (to bind)

Noun[edit]

lea (plural leas)

  1. Any of several measures of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards; a lay.
  2. A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of ler
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of ler

Latin[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lea f (genitive leae); first declension

  1. A lioness

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References[edit]

  • lea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “lea”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
  • lea” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)
  • lea in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlea̯/

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. third-person singular present indicative of leat

Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. Past tense and past participle of lee

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lea

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of leer.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of leer.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of leer.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of leer.

Tongan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Probably from Proto-Polynesian *leo (compare Maori reo).

Noun[edit]

lea

  1. language; speech
    lea fakatongaTongan language