lene

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See also: Lene and Léne

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lene ‎(plural lenes)

  1. (phonetics) The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).
  2. (phonetics) Any of the lene consonants, such as Greek pi, kappa, tau.
    • 1861, William Edward Jelf, Accidence
      When in a crasis, a lene consonant [] is combined with an aspirated vowel, the lene is always changed (except in the Ionic dialect) into the corresponding aspirate []

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Verb[edit]

lene

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lenen

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Italian[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lene m, f ‎(masculine and feminine plural leni)

  1. mild, gentle, soft
  2. light

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Noun[edit]

lene f

  1. plural of lena

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From lēnis

Adverb[edit]

lēne

  1. softly, gently

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German lehnen

Verb[edit]

lene ‎(imperative len, present tense lener, passive lenes, simple past lenet or lente, past participle lenet or lent, present participle lenende)

  1. to lean

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German lehnen

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lene

  1. to lean

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Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Slavic lĕnĭ. Compare Serbo-Croatian lijenost, Russian лень ‎(lenʹ), Polish leń. Cf also Aromanian leani.

Noun[edit]

lene f ‎(uncountable)

  1. laziness, sloth, idleness, indolence

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Swedish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lene

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of len.