lege

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See also: Lege, lège, legë, and -lege

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

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.
    • Bishop Fisher
      Not only he legeth his mercy to bind his reason, but also his wysdome.
    • Chaucer, Court of Love, v. 1065.
      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]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leika, from Proto-Germanic *laikaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyg-.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lajə/, [ˈlɑjə], [ˈlɑːɪ]

Verb[edit]

lege (imperative leg, infinitive at lege, present tense leger, past tense legede, perfect tense har leget)

  1. play
  2. spawn
Usage notes[edit]

In compounds: "lege-".

Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See leg.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lajə/, [ˈlɑjə], [ˈlɑːɪ]

Noun[edit]

lege c

  1. plural indefinite 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]

Verb[edit]

lege

  1. First-person singular present of legen.
  2. Imperative singular of legen.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of legen.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of legen.

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]

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lege

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of legō

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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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lege (plural leges)

  1. league (unit of meaurement)
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Etymology 2[edit]

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

Alternative forms[edit]

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

Related terms[edit]

lækje (Bokmål)

Derived terms[edit]

(from both noun and verb)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

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

  1. doctor (physician)

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Verb[edit]

lege

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

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.