leve

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See also: 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]

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

Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leve f

  1. plural 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

References[edit]

  • du Cange, Charles (1883), “leve”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre

Middle Dutch[edit]

Verb[edit]

lēve

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

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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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

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leve m, 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]

Adjective[edit]

leve (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.