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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lene

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lenen

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Galician[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lēnis, in substitution of the inherited form len (attested 13th century) which is preserved in the adverbial phrase ao len (out in the open).

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lene m, f (plural lenes)

  1. (literary) mild, gentle, soft
    • c1300, R. Martínez López (ed.), General Estoria. Versión gallega del siglo XIV. Oviedo: Publicacións de Archivum, page 280:
      Madre, sabes tu que Esau, meu yrmão he veloso et eu nõ, mays som lem, et se meu padre me apalpar et souber que sóóm eu, medo ey que coyde queo quis [excarnesçer], et em lugar de bendiçõ ey medo que me maldiga.
      Mother, you know that Esau, my brother, is hairy, but not me, I'm hairless; and if my father would touch me and find that it's me, I fear that he would think that I was mocking him, and instead of his blessing I would have his curse
    Synonyms: maino, suave

References[edit]

  • lem” in Xavier Varela Barreiro & Xavier Gómez Guinovart: Corpus Xelmírez - Corpus lingüístico da Galicia medieval. SLI / Grupo TALG / ILG, 2006-2016.
  • lene” in Dicionario de Dicionarios da lingua galega, SLI - ILGA 2006-2013.



Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lēnis, lēnem.

Adjective[edit]

lene (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
    Synonyms: lēniter

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Adjective[edit]

lēne

  1. nominative singular neuter of lēnis
  2. vocative singular neuter of lēnis
  3. accusative singular neuter of lēnis

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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]

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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]

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lene

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of len.