lesan

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Cimbrian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lesen, from Old High German lesan, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną (to gather, collect). Cognate with German lesen, English lease (to gather).

Verb[edit]

lesan (strong class 5, auxiliary håm)

  1. (Luserna) to read

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “lesan” in Patuzzi, Umberto, ed., (2013) Ünsarne Börtar [Our Words], Luserna, Italy: Comitato unitario delle isole linguistiche storiche germaniche in Italia / Einheitskomitee der historischen deutschen Sprachinseln in Italien

Old Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną. The sense to read, found throughout North and West Germanic except English, is a semantic loan from Latin legō.

Verb[edit]

lesan

  1. to gather, to collect
  2. to read

Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle Dutch: lēsen
    • Dutch: lezen
      • Afrikaans: lees
      • Berbice Creole Dutch: lesi
      • Javindo: lesen
      • Jersey Dutch: lêze
      • Negerhollands: lees
      • Papiamentu: lesa, leza
      • Sranan Tongo: leisi
    • Limburgish: laeze, leuze

Further reading[edit]

  • lesan”, in Oudnederlands Woordenboek, 2012

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈle.sɑn/, [ˈle.zɑn].

Verb[edit]

lesan

  1. to gather, collect

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Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną (to collect). The sense to read, found throughout North and West Germanic except English, is a semantic loan from Latin legō.

Verb[edit]

lesan

  1. to read, to read aloud
  2. to examine
  3. to collect

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. Köbler, Gerhard, Althochdeutsches Wörterbuch, (6. Auflage) 2014

Old Saxon[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną. The sense ‘to read’, found throughout North and West Germanic except English, is a semantic loan from Latin legō.

Verb[edit]

lesan

  1. to gather, collect
  2. to read

Conjugation[edit]

Descendants[edit]