leger

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French léger, from (assumed) Latin leviarius, from levis (light in weight). See levity.

Adjective[edit]

leger (comparative more leger, superlative most leger)

  1. (obsolete) light; slender; slim; trivial
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Francis Bacon to this entry?)
  2. lying or remaining in a place; hence, resident
    leger ambassador

Noun[edit]

leger (plural legers)

  1. (obsolete) anything that lies in a place; that which, or one who, remains in a place
  2. a minister or ambassador resident at a court or seat of government; also lieger, leiger
    • Fuller
      Sir Edward Carne, the queen's leger at Rome
  3. (obsolete) a ledger

Verb[edit]

leger (third-person singular simple present legers, present participle legering, simple past and past participle legered)

  1. (Britain, fishing) to engage in bottom fishing

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leger in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleː.ɣər/
  • Hyphenation: le‧ger
  • Rhymes: -eːɣər
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch leger, ultimately from Proto-Germanic *legrą.

Noun[edit]

leger n (plural legers, diminutive legertje n)

  1. army, armed forces
    Het leger moet leger!The army must become emptier!
  2. form (habitation of a hare)
  3. (archaic) bed, crib
  4. (figuratively) mass, multitude
  5. Short for dijkleger.
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Adjective[edit]

leger

  1. Comparative form of leeg

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

leger

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

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French léger.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leger (comparative legerer, superlative am legersten)

  1. casual, informal
  2. (of clothing) dressed down

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Further reading[edit]


Interlingua[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. to read

Conjugation[edit]


Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēger

  1. first-person singular present passive subjunctive of lēgō

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

leger

  1. Alternative form of lygger

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

leger m

  1. indefinite plural of lege

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. present tense of lege

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *legrą, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian leger, Old Saxon legar, Dutch leger (bed, camp, army), Old High German legar (German Lager (camp)), Old Norse legr (Danish lejr, Swedish läger (bed)), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐍂𐍃 (ligrs). The Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek λέχος (lékhos), Latin lectus (bed), Proto-Celtic *leg- (Old Irish lige, Irish luighe), Proto-Slavic *ležati (Russian лежать (ležatʹ)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leġer n

  1. the state or action of lying, lying down, or lying ill
    on ðam sixtan dæge his legereson the sixth day of his illness
  2. resting-place; couch, bed
  3. death-bed, grave
    on gehalgodan legere licganto be buried in a consecrated grave

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Descendants[edit]


Romansch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin legō, legere.

Verb[edit]

leger

  1. (Rumantsch Grischun, Sursilvan, Vallader) to read
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Etymology 2[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

leger m (feminine singular legra, masculine plural legers, feminine plural legras)

  1. (Sursilvan) merry, happy
    Synonym: allegher
Alternative forms[edit]
  • legher (Rumantsch Grischun, Sutsilvan, Surmiran)

Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leger (comparative legerare, superlative legerast)

  1. Alternative form of legär

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of leger
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular leger legerare legerast
Neuter singular legert legerare legerast
Plural legera legerare legerast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 legere legerare legeraste
All legera legerare legeraste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.