lesa

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Catalan[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lesa

  1. feminine singular of les

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Noun[edit]

lesa

  1. genitive singular of les

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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lesa, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

Verb[edit]

lesa (third person singular past indicative las, third person plural past indicative lósu, supine lisið)

  1. to read
  2. to pray
  3. to study (university)

Conjugation[edit]

Conjugation of lesa (group v-56s)
infinitive lesa
supine lisið
participle (a26)1 lesandi lisin
present past
first singular lesi las
second singular lesur last
third singular lesur las
plural lesa lósu
imperative
singular les!
plural lesið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lesa, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

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Verb[edit]

lesa (strong verb, third-person singular past indicative las, third-person plural past indicative lásu, supine lesið)

  1. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to read
    Ég er að lesa bók um forritun.
    I'm reading a book on programming.
    Þá var bréfið lesið upphátt fyrir allan bekkinn.
    The letter was then read aloud in front of the entire class.
  2. (transitive, intransitive, with accusative) to study
  3. (transitive, with accusative) to gather, pick (usually berries, etc.)

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Italian[edit]

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lesa f sg

  1. feminine singular of leso

Adjective[edit]

lesa

  1. feminine singular of leso

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lesa, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lesa (present tense les, past tense las, supine lese, past participle lesen, present participle lesande, imperative les)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to read
    Har du lese boka?
    Have you read the book?
  2. (transitive or intransitive) to read aloud
  3. (transitive or intransitive) to study
    • 1883, Garborg, Arne, Bondestudentar, Bergen: Nygaard, page 40:
      So vart han utspurd um, kva han hadde leset.
      Then he was examined, about what he had studied.
  4. (transitive or intransitive) to tutor, teach

Usage notes[edit]

  • This is a split infinitive verb.

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Old Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *lausijan (to release). Cognates include Old English līesan and Old Saxon lōsian.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːsa/, [ˈlɛːsa]

Verb[edit]

lēsa

  1. (transitive) to redeem

References[edit]

  • Bremmer, Rolf H. (2009) An Introduction to Old Frisian: History, Grammar, Reader, Glossary, Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company, →ISBN, page 28

Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną. The sense “read” is derived from West Germanic (Old Saxon or Old High German), a semantic loan of Latin legō (gather, read); for reading the Germanic runes, which were in use before the adoption of the Latin alphabet, the usual verb had been ráða (same as English read).

Verb[edit]

lesa (singular past indicative las, plural past indicative lásu, past participle lesinn)

  1. to gather, pick
  2. to read

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Descendants[edit]

  • Icelandic: lesa
  • Faroese: lesa
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: lesa, lese
  • Norwegian Bokmål: lese
  • Danish: læse
  • Swedish: läsa

References[edit]

  • lesa in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

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Papiamentu[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lezen.

Verb[edit]

lesa

  1. to read

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

lesa

  1. third-person singular present indicative of lesar
  2. second-person singular imperative of lesar

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Noun[edit]

lesa f (Cyrillic spelling леса)

  1. (Kajkavian) a large gate (to the house, yard, city etc.)
    Synonym: kàpija

Spanish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

lesa

  1. feminine singular of leso

Swazi[edit]

Etymology[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Pronoun[edit]

lesa

  1. that over there, yonder; class 7 remote demonstrative.