les

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English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

les (plural leses)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Short form of lesbian

Adjective[edit]

les (comparative more les, superlative most les)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Short form of lesbian

Anagrams[edit]


Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch les (lesson), from Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

les (plural lesse, diminutive lesje)

  1. lesson

Asturian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illas.

Article[edit]

les f pl (masculine sg el, feminine sg la, neuter sg lo, masculine plural los)

  1. (definite) the

Catalan[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin illās, from ille.

Article[edit]

les f pl (masculine plural els, masculine singular el, feminine singular la)

  1. the; feminine plural definite article

Pronoun[edit]

les (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. them (feminine, direct object)
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Latin laesus.

Adjective[edit]

les (feminine lesa, masculine plural lesos, feminine plural leses)

  1. (law) harmed
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Further reading[edit]


Czech[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛs/
  • (file)
  • Homophone: lez

Noun[edit]

les m inan

  1. forest

Declension[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • les in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • les in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

les c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of le

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin lēctiō.

Noun[edit]

les f (plural lessen, diminutive lesje n)

  1. course, lesson
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb[edit]

les

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lessen
  2. imperative of lessen

Anagrams[edit]


French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old French les, from Latin illōs m and illās f which are the accusative plurals of ille.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

Article[edit]

les

  1. plural of le: the
  2. plural of la: the

Pronoun[edit]

les

  1. plural of le: them
  2. plural of la: them

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), “le, la, les”, in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Further reading[edit]

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Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

les

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ler

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

les

  1. (colloquial) First-person singular present of lesen.
  2. (colloquial) Imperative singular of lesen.

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Ugric *läćɜ (hiding place; lurk).[1][2] Cognates include Southern Mansi lǟš-', Northern Mansi lāś-.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

les (plural lesek)

  1. (soccer) offside

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in -e-, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative les lesek
accusative lest leseket
dative lesnek leseknek
instrumental lessel lesekkel
causal-final lesért lesekért
translative lessé lesekké
terminative lesig lesekig
essive-formal lesként lesekként
essive-modal
inessive lesben lesekben
superessive lesen leseken
adessive lesnél leseknél
illative lesbe lesekbe
sublative lesre lesekre
allative leshez lesekhez
elative lesből lesekből
delative lesről lesekről
ablative lestől lesektől
Possessive forms of les
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lesem leseim
2nd person sing. lesed leseid
3rd person sing. lese lesei
1st person plural lesünk leseink
2nd person plural lesetek leseitek
3rd person plural lesük leseik

Verb[edit]

les

  1. (transitive) to spy
  2. (transitive) to stare, goggle
  3. (transitive) to cheat at a test by looking at someone else's work

Conjugation[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Entry #1792 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Gábor Zaicz, Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete, Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, →ISBN

Icelandic[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

les n (genitive singular less, nominative plural les)

  1. (linguistics) lexeme (set of inflected forms taken by a single word)
  2. (computing) lexeme (individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis)

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Verb[edit]

les

  1. first-person singular of lesa (to read)
    Ég les mikið af þýskum bókum.
    I read a lot of German books.
  2. third-person singular of lesa (to read)
    Pálmi les alltaf sömu söguna, þótt hann eigi margar bækur.
    Pálmi always reads the same story, even though he has many books.

Interlingua[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

les

  1. (dative) to them

Usage notes[edit]

  • Precedes conjugated verbs.
  • Can be of mixed gender (not just masculine).

Ladin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illas.

Article[edit]

les f (plural)

  1. the

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Middle French[edit]

Article[edit]

les m pl, f pl (masculine singular le, feminine singular la)

  1. the

Descendants[edit]


Norman[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Article[edit]

les pl (singular , and la)

  1. Alternative form of l's

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

les

  1. imperative of lese

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

les

  1. present tense of lesa and lese
  2. imperative of lesa and lese

Novial[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

les

  1. they; them

Related terms[edit]


Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illas and illos.

Article[edit]

les

  1. the (feminine plural oblique definite article)
  2. the (feminine plural nominative definite article)
  3. the (masculine plural oblique definite article)

Inflection[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Rohingya[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Bengali.

Noun[edit]

les

  1. tail

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ (tree, forest).

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. coffin
  2. (regionally) lumber
  3. (regionally) forest, woods
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From German Löss.

Noun[edit]

lȇs m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑с)

  1. (geology) loess

Slovak[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

les m (genitive singular lesa, nominative plural lesy, genitive plural lesov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. forest

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • les in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene[edit]

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lěsъ.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lés m inan (genitive lesá or lésa, nominative plural lesôvi or lési)

  1. wood

Declension[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin illīs, dative plural of ille.

Pronunciation[edit]

Pronoun[edit]

les

  1. dative of ellos and ellas; to them, for them
  2. dative of ustedes; to you all, for you all (formal)

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