lieue

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle French lieue.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lieue f (plural lieues)

  1. (historical) league (distance)

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Middle French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Late Latin leuca, leuga (the Gaulish mile), from Gaulish[1], from Proto-Celtic *lewgā (compare Middle Breton leau, Welsh lew, lev, leo (league)).[2]

Noun[edit]

lieue f (plural lieues)

  1. league (distance)

References[edit]

  1. ^ Blažek, Václav (2008), “Gaulish Language”, in Studia minora Facultatis philosophicae Universitatis Brunensis, issue 13, Sborníku prací filozofické fakulty brněnské univerzity, page 49
  2. ^ University of Wales Centre for Advanced Welsh & Celtic Studies (2004) English–Proto-Celtic Word-list with attested comparanda