lege

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See also: Lege, lège, legë, legę, and -lege

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lege (uncountable)

  1. (US, colloquial) Clipping of legislature.

Etymology 2[edit]

Abbreviated from allege (to assert).

Verb[edit]

lege (third-person singular simple present leges, present participle leging, simple past and past participle leged)

  1. (obsolete) To allege; to assert.
    • 1508, John Fisher, Treatise concernynge ... the seven penytencyall Psalms
      Not onely he legeth his mercy to bynde his reason, but also his wysdome.
    • c. 1360, Geoffrey Chaucer, Court of Love
      To reson faste, and ledge auctoritie.

Etymology 3[edit]

Clipping of legend.

Noun[edit]

lege (uncountable)

  1. (Ireland, slang) A legend; colloquially used to describe a person who is held in high regard.

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Danish[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną (to jump, play), cognate with Norwegian leike, leke, Swedish leka, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌹𐌺𐌰𐌽 (laikan).

Verb[edit]

lege (past tense legede, past participle leget)

  1. to play
  2. to spawn

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Usage notes[edit]

In compounds: "lege-".

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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

lege c

  1. indefinite plural of leg

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːɣə

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of legen

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German[edit]

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lege

  1. inflection of legen:
    1. first-person singular present
    2. singular imperative
    3. first/third-person singular subjunctive I

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

lege (plural leges)

  1. law

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. present of leger
  2. imperative of leger

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lex, legem.

Noun[edit]

lege m (plural leges)

  1. law

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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lege

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of legō

Etymology 2[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lēge

  1. ablative singular of lēx

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Borrowed from Late Latin leuca, leuga, from Proto-Celtic *lewgā.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛːɡ(ə)/, /ˈlɛu̯ɡ(ə)/, /ˈlɛːk(ə)/

Noun[edit]

lege (plural leges)

  1. league (unit of meaurement)
Descendants[edit]
  • English: league
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Etymology 2[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman lige, liege; further etymology is disputed.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːdʒ(ə)/, /ˈliːdʒ(ə)/

Noun[edit]

lege (plural leges or lege)

  1. (One of) one's subjects or vassals; (one of) those under one's control.
  2. A hireling or servant; one who is in another's service.
  3. (rare) One's feudal overlords or superiors.
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Adjective[edit]

lege

  1. Being able to command obedience from one's inferiors.
  2. Tied by pledge to obey one's superiors; being subjected by an authority to duty.
  3. (rare) Otherwise bound by feudal obligations.
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English læce and Old Norse læknari

Pronunciation[edit]

IPA(key): /leːɡʲə/

Noun[edit]

lege m (definite singular legen, indefinite plural leger, definite plural legene)

  1. a doctor

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Verb[edit]

lege (imperative leg, present tense leger, passive leges, simple past lega or leget or legte, past participle lega or leget or legt, present participle legende)

  1. to heal, cure

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lækje (Bokmål)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Danish læge

Noun[edit]

lege m (definite singular legen, indefinite plural legar, definite plural legane)

  1. doctor (physician)

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lega.

Noun[edit]

lege f (definite singular lega, indefinite plural leger, definite plural legene)

  1. the act of lying (resting in a horizontal position)
  2. a place where something lies, e.g. an animal

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. neuter past participle of liggja, liggje, ligga and ligge

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Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German legen, Dutch leggen, English lay.

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. to lay
  2. to put, to place

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lēgem, accusative of lēx, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s, from *leǵ- (to gather).

Noun[edit]

lege f (plural legi)

  1. law
  2. (archaic) religion, belief (in God or a divinity), credence
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of lega
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of lega