leven

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See also: lévén, lęven, and Leven

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛvən/
    • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛvən

Etymology 1[edit]

See levin.

Noun[edit]

leven

  1. (obsolete) Alternative spelling of levin (lightning).

Etymology 2[edit]

See leaven

Verb[edit]

leven (third-person singular simple present levens, present participle levening, simple past and past participle levened)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative spelling of leaven

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for leven in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)

Anagrams[edit]


Bislama[edit]

Bislama cardinal numbers
 <  10 11 12  > 
    Cardinal : leven

Etymology[edit]

From English eleven.

Numeral[edit]

leven

  1. eleven

Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːˀvən/, [ˈleˀʋn̩], [ˈlewˀn̩]

Noun[edit]

leven c

  1. definite singular of lev (bread, archaic)

Etymology 2[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lɛfən/, [ˈlɛfn̩]

Noun[edit]

leven c

  1. definite singular of lev (lev, currency)

Etymology 3[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /leːvən/, [ˈleːʋn̩], [ˈlewn̩]
  1. gerund of leve

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch leven, from Old Dutch *libben, *livon, from Proto-West Germanic *libbjan.

Verb[edit]

leven

  1. (intransitive) to live
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of leven (weak)
infinitive leven
past singular leefde
past participle geleefd
infinitive leven
gerund leven n
present tense past tense
1st person singular leef leefde
2nd person sing. (jij) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (u) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (gij) leeft leefde
3rd person singular leeft leefde
plural leven leefden
subjunctive sing.1 leve leefde
subjunctive plur.1 leven leefden
imperative sing. leef
imperative plur.1 leeft
participles levend geleefd
1) Archaic.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: leef, lewe
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: lefu
  • Jersey Dutch: lêve
  • Negerhollands: leev, lif, leven

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch leven. Gerund of the verb leven.

Noun[edit]

leven n (plural levens, diminutive leventje n)

  1. life
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]

Anagrams[edit]


Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *libben, *livon, from Proto-West Germanic *libbjan.

Verb[edit]

lēven

  1. to live, to be alive
  2. to live one's life
  3. to live, to dwell

Inflection[edit]

Weak
Infinitive lēven
3rd sg. past
3rd pl. past
Past participle
Infinitive lēven
In genitive lēvens
In dative lēvene
Indicative Present Past
1st singular lēve
2nd singular lēefs, lēves
3rd singular lēeft, lēvet
1st plural lēven
2nd plural lēeft, lēvet
3rd plural lēven
Subjunctive Present Past
1st singular lēve
2nd singular lēefs, lēves
3rd singular lēve
1st plural lēven
2nd plural lēeft, lēvet
3rd plural lēven
Imperative Present
Singular lēef, lēve
Plural lēeft, lēvet
Present Past
Participle lēvende

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lǣfan, from Proto-West Germanic *laibijan.

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leven

  1. to leave
Conjugation[edit]
Descendants[edit]
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

leven

  1. Alternative form of lyven

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon libbian.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

leven

  1. to live

Conjugation[edit]

Related terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]


Scots[edit]

Noun[edit]

leven

  1. A lawn; an open space between woods[1]
    • 1803, Walter Scott, Thomas the Rhymer:
      lily leven (a lawn overspread with lilies or flowers)

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Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

leven

  1. inflection of levar:
    1. third-person plural present subjunctive
    2. third-person plural imperative

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

leven

  1. definite singular of lev.

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