lef

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See also: lēf

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Yiddish לבֿ(leyv, courage), which is borrowed from Hebrew לב(lev, heart).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɛf
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

lef n or m (uncountable)

  1. courage, bravery, daring
  2. temerity, rashness
  3. arrogance

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • M. J. Koenen & J. Endepols, Verklarend Handwoordenboek der Nederlandse Taal (tevens Vreemde-woordentolk), Groningen, Wolters-Noordhoff, 1969 (26th edition) [Dutch dictionary in Dutch]

Anagrams[edit]


Fiji Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English left.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lef

  1. left (left hand side)

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Romansch[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin labium, from Proto-Indo-European *leb- (to hang loosely).

Noun[edit]

lef f (plural lefs)

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Surmiran, Vallader, anatomy) lip

West Frisian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lef

  1. afraid, scared

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of lef
uninflected lef
inflected leffe
comparative leffer
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial lef leffer it lefst
it lefste
indefinite c. sing. leffe leffere lefste
n. sing. lef leffer lefste
plural leffe leffere lefste
definite leffe leffere lefste
partitive lefs leffers

Derived terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • lef (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011