leve

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See also: Leve, lève, levé, and léve

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈleːʋə], [ˈleːʊ]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, cognate with Swedish leva, Norwegian leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, and English live.

Verb[edit]

leve (imperative lev, infinitive at leve, present tense lever, past tense levede, perfect tense har levet)

  1. to live, be alive
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Etymology 2[edit]

A nominalization of the fossilized subjunctive leve (may ... live).

Noun[edit]

leve n (uninflected)

  1. cheers

Etymology 3[edit]

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun[edit]

leve c

  1. indefinite plural of lev (bread, archaic)

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːvə

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leven

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly used. Not archaic.

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Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleʋeˣ/, [ˈle̞ʋe̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -eʋe
  • Syllabification: le‧ve

Noun[edit]

leve

  1. (dialectal) Synonym of hahtuva

Declension[edit]

Inflection of leve (Kotus type 48/hame, p-v gradation)
nominative leve lepeet
genitive lepeen lepeiden
lepeitten
partitive levettä lepeitä
illative lepeeseen lepeisiin
lepeihin
singular plural
nominative leve lepeet
accusative nom. leve lepeet
gen. lepeen
genitive lepeen lepeiden
lepeitten
partitive levettä lepeitä
inessive lepeessä lepeissä
elative lepeestä lepeistä
illative lepeeseen lepeisiin
lepeihin
adessive lepeellä lepeillä
ablative lepeeltä lepeiltä
allative lepeelle lepeille
essive lepeenä lepeinä
translative lepeeksi lepeiksi
instructive lepein
abessive lepeettä lepeittä
comitative lepeineen
Possessive forms of leve (type hame)
possessor singular plural
1st person lepeeni lepeemme
2nd person lepeesi lepeenne
3rd person lepeensä

Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lever (rise).

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. To rise

Hungarian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the lev- stem of +‎ -e (possessive suffix).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɛvɛ]
  • Hyphenation: le‧ve

Noun[edit]

leve

  1. third-person singular single-possession possessive of

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, front unrounded harmony)
singular plural
nominative leve
accusative levét
dative levének
instrumental levével
causal-final levéért
translative levévé
terminative levéig
essive-formal leveként
essive-modal levéül
inessive levében
superessive levén
adessive levénél
illative levébe
sublative levére
allative levéhez
elative levéből
delative levéről
ablative levétől
non-attributive
possessive - singular
levéé
non-attributive
possessive - plural
levééi

Derived terms[edit]


Hunsrik[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. to live

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Further reading[edit]


Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leve f

  1. plural of leva

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Latin[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leve

  1. inflection of levis:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative neuter singular
    3. vocative neuter singular

Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēve n (genitive lēvis); third declension

  1. smoothness
Declension[edit]

Third-declension noun (neuter, “pure” i-stem).

Case Singular Plural
Nominative lēve lēvia
Genitive lēvis lēvium
Dative lēvī lēvibus
Accusative lēve lēvia
Ablative lēvī lēvibus
Vocative lēve lēvia

Adjective[edit]

lēve

  1. inflection of lēvis:
    1. nominative neuter singular
    2. accusative neuter singular
    3. vocative neuter singular

References[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēve

  1. inflection of lēven:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. first/third-person singular present subjunctive

Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English lēaf (permission, privilege), from Proto-Germanic *laubō (permission, privilege, favour, worth), from Proto-Indo-European *leubh- (to love).

Noun[edit]

leve (plural leves)

  1. leave

References[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English lēaf (leaf).

Noun[edit]

leve

  1. Alternative form of leef

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Swedish leva, Danish leve, Icelandic lifa, Dutch leven, German leben, English live).

Verb[edit]

leve (imperative lev, present tense lever, simple past levde, past participle levd, present participle levende)

  1. to live

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lifa.

Verb[edit]

leve (present tense lever, past tense levde, supine levd or levt, past participle levd, present participle levande, imperative lev)

  1. alternative form of leva
  2. optative of leva
    leve kongen!
    live the king!

Etymology 2[edit]

Specialised from the optative use of leva.

Noun[edit]

leve n

  1. an exclamation of "leve!"
  2. (by extension) a wish for a good and long life

References[edit]


Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese leve, from Latin levis, levem, from Proto-Italic *leɣwis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leve m or f (plural leves, comparable)

  1. light (of low weight; not heavy)
  2. gentle, light (having little force)

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of levar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of levar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of levar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of levar

San Juan Colorado Mixtec[edit]

White-throated magpie-jay in Huatulco, Oaxaca, Mexico.

Etymology[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

levé

  1. white-throated magpie-jay (Calocitta formosa)
    Synonyms: coo iñi, coñi

References[edit]

  • Stark Campbell, Sara; et al. (1986) Diccionario mixteco de San Juan Colorado (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 29)‎[1] (in Spanish), México, D.F.: Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 27

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin levis, levem, probably a borrowing in this form, as it was often used primarily in learned or literary contexts[1]. From Latin levis, levem, from Proto-Italic *leɣwis, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ- (light). However, the older form lieve, which it replaced, was inherited.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlebe/, [ˈleβe]
  • Hyphenation: le‧ve

Adjective[edit]

leve (plural leves) (superlative levísimo)

  1. mild, slight, light
  2. minor, trivial

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Further reading[edit]

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Swedish[edit]

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. subjunctive of leva. Used to express one's wish that someone or something may live long, mostly at celebration ceremonies, primarily birthday celebrations.
  1. Han leve! = May he live (long)!

Usage notes[edit]

This is one of very few Swedish subjunctives that still has a use.

Anagrams[edit]