legge

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English[edit]

Noun[edit]

legge (plural legges)

  1. Obsolete spelling of leg

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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/
  • Hyphenation: lég‧ge
  • (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]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛd.d͡ʒe/
  • Hyphenation: lèg‧ge

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]
  • English: leg

Etymology 2[edit]

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

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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.

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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.

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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]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse leggja.

Verb[edit]

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

  1. to lay, put, place
  2. to build, make.
  3. to spread out.

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