lenis

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Latin lēnis ‎(soft, smooth).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: lē'nəs, lā'nəs, IPA(key): /ˈliːnɪs/, /ˈlɛnɪs/

Adjective[edit]

lenis ‎(not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) weakly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiced; especially as compared to the others of a group of homorganic consonants.

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *lh₁d-to.

Confer Latin lentus. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic лѣнъ ‎(lěnŭ, lazy), whence Russian ленивый ‎(lenivyj, lazy), and to Lithuanian lė́nas ‎(slow, calm).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lēnis m, f ‎(neuter lēne); third declension

  1. soft, smooth, gentle
  2. gradual
  3. moderate, mild, calm
Inflection[edit]

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
genitive lēnis lēnium
dative lēnī lēnibus
accusative lēnem lēne lēnēs lēnia
ablative lēnī lēnibus
vocative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form of lēna ‎(madame, procuress).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēnīs

  1. dative plural of lēna
  2. ablative plural of lēna

References[edit]

  • lenis” in Charlton T. Lewis & Charles Short, A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1879.
  1. ^ “lene” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2