lee

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See also: Lee and l'ee

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lee, from Old English hlēo, hlēow (shelter, protection), from Proto-Germanic *hliwą (compare German Lee (lee), lau (lukewarm), Swedish , Danish , Old Norse hlé, Dutch lij), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱley- (compare Welsh clyd (warm, cozy), Latin calēre (to warm up), Lithuanian šiltas (warm, pleasant), Sanskrit शरद् (śarad, autumn)).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Homophones: lea

Noun[edit]

lee (plural lees)

  1. (sailing) A protected cove or harbor, out of the wind.
  2. (sailing) The side of the ship away from the wind.
  3. A sheltered place, especially a place protected from the wind by some object; the side sheltered from the wind; shelter; protection.
    the lee of a mountain, an island, or a ship
    • Morte d'Arthure
      We lurked under lee.
    • Tyndall
      Desiring me to take shelter in his lee.

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Afar[edit]

Noun[edit]

lee

  1. water

References[edit]

  • Tomoyuki Yabe, The Morphosyntax of Complex Verbal Expressions in the Horn of Africa (2007), which cites Hayward (1976) as the source of a usex lee fax-te "the water boiled"

Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lee

  1. second-person singular imperative of leeën

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ledd.

Verb[edit]

lee (present tense leer; past tense and past participle lea or leet)

  1. to move; to make a body part, or a thing (such as a bolder), move

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

tae lee (third-person singular simple present lees, present participle leein, simple past leet, past participle leet)

  1. to lie (tell lies)

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lee

  1. Informal second-person singular () affirmative imperative form of leer.
  2. Formal second-person singular (usted) present indicative form of leer.
  3. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present indicative form of leer.

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lee CLASS 5 (plural mae)

  1. egg