leve

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See also: Leve, lève, levé, and léve

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːvə/, [ˈleːvə], [ˈleːʊ]

Etymology 1[edit]

Noun[edit]

leve n

  1. cheers pl

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. live, be alive
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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -eːvə

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leven

Usage notes[edit]

Commonly used. Not archaic.

Anagrams[edit]


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

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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

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]

Verb[edit]

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

  1. Alternative form of leva

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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

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]. 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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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]