lef

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lef n, m (uncountable)

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

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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]

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Fiji Hindi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing 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 (inflected leffe, comparative leffer, superlative leffest)

  1. afraid, scared

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