legge

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

legge (plural legges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of leg

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

legge

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leggen

Italian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈled.d͡ʒe/
  • Stress: légge
  • (file)

Noun[edit]

legge f (plural leggi)

  1. law
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Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

legge

  1. third-person singular indicative present of leggere

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

legge (plural legges)

  1. Alternative form of leg
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Usually considered to be from leggen, a variant of leyen (to put, lay (down, waste to)).

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

legge (plural legges)

  1. supporting beam, supporting bar, bracing
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Etymology 3[edit]

Borrowed from Anglo-Norman lige.

Noun[edit]

legge

  1. Alternative form of lege (liege)

Adjective[edit]

legge

  1. Alternative form of lege (adjective)

Neapolitan[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

legge

  1. to read

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leggja, from Proto-Germanic *lagjaną. Cognates include Danish lægge, Swedish lägga, German legen, Dutch leggen, and English lay. Compare with ligge.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

legge (present tense legger, past tense la, past participle lagt, passive infinitive legges, present participle leggende, imperative legg)

  1. to lay, put, place

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

legge (present tense legg, past tense la, past participle lagt, passive infinitive leggast, present participle leggande, imperative legg)

  1. Alternative form of leggja