lei

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See also: Lei, lēi, léi, lěi, Lěi, lèi, and leí

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Hawaiian lei

Noun[edit]

lei (plural leis)

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.
Derived terms[edit]
Translations[edit]

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Etymology 2[edit]

From Romanian lei

Noun[edit]

lei

  1. plural of leu

Anagrams[edit]


Bourguignon[edit]

Alternative form[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin locus.

Noun[edit]

lei m (plural leis)

  1. place

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • IPA(key): /lɛi/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei f (plural leien, diminutive leitje n)

  1. (uncountable) slate (material)
  2. (countable) slate (object)
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch leide, with a change gi > i similar to that seen in brein.

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. (archaic) singular imperative of leggen

Anagrams[edit]


Finnish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei

  1. A lei (Hawaiian garland of flowers).
  2. (nonstandard, obsolete) A leu (unit of currency of Romania and Moldova).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lei (Kotus type 18/maa, no gradation)
nominative lei leit
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
illative leihin leihin
singular plural
nominative lei leit
accusative nom. lei leit
gen. lein
genitive lein leiden
leitten
partitive leitä leitä
inessive leissä leissä
elative leistä leistä
illative leihin leihin
adessive leillä leillä
ablative leiltä leiltä
allative leille leille
essive leinä leinä
translative leiksi leiksi
instructive lein
abessive leittä leittä
comitative leineen

Synonyms[edit]

  • (unit of currency): leu

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Friulian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

Verb[edit]

lei (past participle let)

  1. to read

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Galician[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Noun[edit]

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law (clarification of this definition is needed)
  2. religion, credence, worship of a god

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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Hawaiian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei (ka)

  1. lei, a wreath of flowers or leaves
  2. necklace
  3. ( by extension ) child, carried on the shoulders like a lei

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. to leap

Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Vulgar Latin *illei or *illaei, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Classical Latin illī (dative singular of illa). The Vulgar Latin form *illei is modelled under influence of Vulgar Latin *illūi, whence also lui.[1] The formal address Lei appears in the 16th century in connection with Signoria (Lordship), Eccellenza (Excellency), Santità (Holiness) and Magnificenza[2], replacing the earlier Voi.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lei f (plural loro, masculine lui)

  1. she
  2. her, herself

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

lei m (plural loro)

  1. (formal) you
    Synonym: voi (uncommon)

Alternative forms[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Patota, Giuseppe (2002) Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in it), Bologna: il Mulino, →ISBN, page 130
  2. ^ Stefano Lanuzza (1994) Storia della lingua italiana, Roma: Newton Compton, →ISBN, page 48

Anagrams[edit]


Luxembourgish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. second-person singular imperative of leien

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lei (Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄟ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

lei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of léi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lěi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lèi.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Northern Sami[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlej/

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. third-person singular past indicative of leat

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective[edit]

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leit, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiere, indefinite superlative leiest, definite superlative leieste)

  1. uncomfortable, bothersome
  2. bored, tired
  3. sad, unfortunate

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse leið.

Noun[edit]

lei f, m (definite singular leia or leien, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. direction
  2. distance

Etymology 3[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. simple past of lide
  2. imperative of leie

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leið.

Noun[edit]

lei f (definite singular leia, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. (maritime) route, sea route (a route, mostly along a coastline or between islands, that is safe to sail)
  2. direction

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective[edit]

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leitt, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiare, indefinite superlative leiast, definite superlative leiaste)

  1. tired, fed up, bored
  2. awkward, uncomfortable

lei seg

  1. sad

Etymology 3[edit]

Verb[edit]

lei

  1. imperative of leie

References[edit]


Old French[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lex, legem.

Noun[edit]

lei f (oblique plural lez, nominative singular lei, nominative plural lez)

  1. a law

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Descendants[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Cognate with Galician lei, Spanish ley, Catalan llei, Occitan lei, French loi, Italian legge and Romanian lege.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law

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Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Spanish ley, from Latin lex, legem.

Noun[edit]

lei

  1. (Campidanese) law

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

lei (third-person singular present leis, present participle leiin, past leid, past participle leid)

  1. (South Scots) Alternative form of lee.

Spanish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu