levy

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See also: Levy, Lévy, levý, and левы

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈlɛ.vi/
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Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman leve, from Old French levee, from lever (to raise).

Verb[edit]

levy (third-person singular simple present levies, present participle levying, simple past and past participle levied)

  1. To impose (a tax or fine) to collect monies due, or to confiscate property.
    to levy a tax
    • 2019 November 21, Samanth Subramanian, “How our home delivery habit reshaped the world”, in The Guardian[1]:
      In August, the company also announced that it would begin to levy fines on other vendors on its platform who over-package their products.
  2. To raise or collect by assessment; to exact by authority.
  3. To draft someone into military service.
  4. To raise; to collect; said of troops, to form into an army by enrollment, conscription. etc.
    • (Can we date this quote by Fuller and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      Augustine [] inflamed Ethelbert, king of Kent, to levy his power, and to war against them.
  5. To wage war.
  6. To raise, as a siege.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Holland to this entry?)
  7. (law) To erect, build, or set up; to make or construct; to raise or cast up.
    to levy a mill, dike, ditch, a nuisance, etc.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Cowell to this entry?)
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Noun[edit]

levy (plural levies)

  1. The act of levying.
    • (Can we date this quote by Thirlwall and provide title, author’s full name, and other details?)
      A levy of all the men left under sixty.
  2. The tax, property or people so levied.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Contraction of elevenpence.

Noun[edit]

levy (plural levies)

  1. (US, obsolete, Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia) The Spanish real of one eighth of a dollar, valued at elevenpence when the dollar was rated at seven shillings and sixpence.

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Finnish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

lev- +‎ -y; stem from leveä (wide).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈleʋy/, [ˈle̞ʋy]
  • Rhymes: -eʋy
  • Syllabification: le‧vy

Noun[edit]

levy

  1. plate (thin, flat object of uniform thickness)
  2. board (flat construction material supplied in sheets, such as chipboard, or a sheet of such material)
  3. slab (thick, flat piece of material)
  4. (computing, electronics) disk (device for storing data)
  5. (music) recording, disc (piece of music stored on a disc, or a disc on which music is saved)
  6. Short for keittolevy (hotplate).

Declension[edit]

Inflection of levy (Kotus type 1/valo, no gradation)
nominative levy levyt
genitive levyn levyjen
partitive levyä levyjä
illative levyyn levyihin
singular plural
nominative levy levyt
accusative nom. levy levyt
gen. levyn
genitive levyn levyjen
partitive levyä levyjä
inessive levyssä levyissä
elative levystä levyistä
illative levyyn levyihin
adessive levyllä levyillä
ablative levyltä levyiltä
allative levylle levyille
essive levynä levyinä
translative levyksi levyiksi
instructive levyin
abessive levyttä levyittä
comitative levyineen
Possessive forms of levy (type valo)
possessor singular plural
1st person levyni levymme
2nd person levysi levynne
3rd person levynsä

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References[edit]

  • Häkkinen, Kaisa (2004) Nykysuomen etymologinen sanakirja [Modern Finnish etymological dictionary] (in Finnish), Juva: WSOY, →ISBN

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