lele

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See also: lelé and Le-Le

Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *lele.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈle.le/, [ˈlɛlɛ]

Verb[edit]

lele

  1. to jump, leap, hop, skip
  2. to fly
  3. to swing, bounce
  4. to burst forth, to rush out
  5. (of vehicles, horses, boats, etc.) to get off, dismount, disembark
  6. to attack
  7. (of pieces in a board game) to move

Lindu[edit]

Noun[edit]

lele

  1. catfish

Niuean[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Verb[edit]

lele

  1. fly

Derived terms[edit]


Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Onomatopoeic, from the sound of wailing.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lêle/
  • Hyphenation: le‧le

Interjection[edit]

lȅle (Cyrillic spelling ле̏ле)

  1. Used to express pain or woe, usually in the collocation kuku lele; ouch, alas

References[edit]

  • lele” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Ternate[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate with Tidore lele (betel)

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lele

  1. betel
    Synonym: bido

References[edit]

  • Rika Hayami-Allen (2001) A descriptive study of the language of Ternate, the northern Moluccas, Indonesia, University of Pittsburgh

Tokelauan[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlele/
  • Hyphenation: le‧le

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Polynesian *lele. Cognates include Hawaiian lele and Samoan lele.

Verb[edit]

lele (plural felelei)

  1. (intransitive) to fly

Etymology 2[edit]

Particle[edit]

lele

  1. Intensifies the preceding word; indeed, of course, very

References[edit]

  • R. Simona, editor (1986) Tokelau Dictionary[1], Auckland: Office of Tokelau Affairs, page 183

Zulu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Stative of -lala.

Verb[edit]

-lele?

  1. to be asleep

Inflection[edit]

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