lei

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See also: Lei, lēi, léi, lěi, and lèi

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Hawaiian lei

Noun[edit]

lei (plural leis)

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Romanian lei

Noun[edit]

lei

  1. plural form of leu

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Campidanese Sardinian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Spanish ley, Latin lex.

Noun[edit]

lei

  1. law

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei f (plural leien, diminutive leitje n)

  1. (uncountable) slate (material)
  2. (countable) slate (object)
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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

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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]

Synonyms[edit]

  • (unit of currency): leu

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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 illī (dative singular of illa). The Vulgar Latin form *illei is modelled under influence of Vulgar Latin *illūi, whence also lui.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • [lɛːi]

Pronoun[edit]

lei (plural loro) f

  1. she
  2. her, herself

lei (plural loro) m, f

  1. (normally capitalised as Lei) you (form of courtesy)

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References[edit]

  1. ^ 2002, Giuseppe Patota, Lineamenti di grammatica storica dell'italiano (in Italian), Bologna: il Mulino, ISBN 88-15-08638-2, page p. 130:

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Lojban[edit]

Cmavo[edit]

lei

  1. short for «lu'o le»; the mass composed of

Usage notes[edit]

  • A sumti phrase begun with lei ends with the elidable terminator ku unless no ambiguity results (in which case the terminator may be elided).

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Rafsi[edit]

lei

  1. rafsi of klesi.

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lei (form of lei0 or lei5)

  1. Pinyin reading of

Romanization[edit]

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.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective[edit]

lei (masculine lei; feminine lei; neuter leit; plural leie; comparative leiere; superlative leiest)

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

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse leið.

Noun[edit]

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

  1. direction
  2. distance

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Old French[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Latin lex

Noun[edit]

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

  1. a law

Portuguese[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, lee, from Latin lex, legis.

Noun[edit]

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law

Romanian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lei m pl

  1. plural form of leu

Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. (South Scots) Alternative form of lee.