lees

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old French lies, from Medieval Latin lias ‎(lees, dregs), from Gaulish *ligyā, *legyā ‎(silt, sediment) (compare Welsh llai, Old Breton leh ‎(deposit, silt)), from Proto-Celtic *legyā ‎(layer), from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- ‎(to lie).

Noun[edit]

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lees

  1. (plural only) The sediment that settles during fermentation of beverages, consisting of dead yeast and precipitated parts of the fruit.

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Noun[edit]

lees

  1. (sailing) plural of lee

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lezen.

Verb[edit]

lees ‎(present lees, present participle lesende, past participle gelees)

  1. to read

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Dutch[edit]

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lees

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lezen
  2. imperative of lezen

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

lees

  1. second-person singular present indicative of leeën

North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

In sense 1 from Old Frisian lesa.

Verb[edit]

lees

  1. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to read
  2. (Föhr-Amrum Dialect) to load

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lees

  1. Informal second-person singular () present indicative form of leer.