lesen

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See also: Lesen and lësen

Galician[edit]

Verb[edit]

lesen

  1. third-person plural preterite subjunctive of ler

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lesen, from Old High German lesan, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną (to gather), from Proto-Indo-European *les- (to gather). Cognate with English lease (to gather) [with an obsolete meaning].

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːzn̩/
  • (file)
  • (file)

Verb[edit]

lesen (class 5 strong, third-person singular simple present liest, past tense las, past participle gelesen, past subjunctive läse, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to read (look at and understand symbols, words, or data)
  2. to select and gather or harvest (things like grapes)

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German Low German[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • (western Low Prussian) lësen
  • (eastern Low Prussian) lëse

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lesaną. Cognate with Dutch Low Saxon leazn, lezen; Plautdietsch läsen; German lesen; Dutch lezen.

Verb[edit]

lesen (past singular lees, past participle leest or lesen, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. (transitive or intransitive) to read
    Hest du de Daagbläder vunmorgen leest?
    Did you read the newspapers this morning?
  2. (rare, dated, transitive or intransitive) to gather up

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Malay[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English licence

Noun[edit]

lesen (plural lesen-lesen, third person possessive lesennya)

  1. licence

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch lesan, from Proto-Germanic *lesaną, from Proto-Indo-European *les- (to gather).

Verb[edit]

lēsen

  1. to gather, to collect
  2. to read
  3. to read out loud (to an audience)

Inflection[edit]

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Further reading[edit]

  • lesen (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • lesen (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Novial[edit]

Determiner[edit]

lesen

  1. their

Pronoun[edit]

lesen

  1. theirs

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