leve

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See also: lève and levé

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

leve n

  1. cheers pl

Etymology[edit]

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

Verb[edit]

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

  1. live, be alive

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of leven

Anagrams[edit]


Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French lever (rise).

Verb[edit]

leve

  1. To rise

Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

leve f

  1. plural form of leva

Anagrams[edit]


Latin[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leve

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

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[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

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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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leve m, f (plural leves, comparable)

  1. Of low weight; not heavy; light.
  2. Having little force; gentle; light.

Inflection[edit]


Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin levis.

Adjective[edit]

leve m, f (plural leves)

  1. 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.