lew

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lew, lewe, from Old English hlēow, hlēowe (warm, sunny, sheltered), from Proto-Germanic *hlewaz, *hliwjaz, *hlēwaz (warm, lukewarm), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱal(w)e-, *ḱlēw- (warm, hot). Cognate with Old Norse hlýr (warm, mild), ( > Danish ly (lukewarm)), hlær, German lau, which are themselves akin to Old Norse hlé (lee) ( > Danish (shelter), compare lee).

Adjective[edit]

lew (comparative lewer, superlative lewest)

  1. (Northern England) Lukewarm, tepid.

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Gothic[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lēw

  1. Romanization of 𐌻𐌴𐍅

Polish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *lьvъ, from Proto-Indo-European *lewo-.

Noun[edit]

lew m

  1. lion
Declension[edit]
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Bulgarian лев (lev)

Noun[edit]

lew m

  1. lev
Declension[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

Noun[edit]

lew

  1. genitive plural of lewa

Zazaki[edit]

lewi

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Indo-European *leb-, cognate with Persian لب (lab), English lip etc.

Noun[edit]

lew

  1. (anatomy) lip