lue

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See also: Lue, Luè, lüe, lüè, , , lüě, -lü, and łue

English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Uncertain.[1]

Verb[edit]

lue (third-person singular simple present lues, present participle luing, simple past and past participle lued)

  1. (mining, dialect, transitive) To sift using a sieve, particularly in mining tin or silver.
    • 1674, John Ray, A Collection of English Words, Not Generally Used, p. 116:
      Cardiganshire... That which is thus Buddled they lue with a thick hair sieve close wrought in a tub of water.
    • 1674, John Ray, A Collection of English Words, Not Generally Used, p. 122:
      Cornwall... The fine [sc. tin] is lewed in a fine sierce.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "lue | lew, v." in the Oxford English Dictionary (1903), Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse logi, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą (light), from Proto-Indo-European *lewktom, from the root *lewk- (light). Compare German Lohe, Swedish låga, Old English līeġ.

Noun[edit]

lue c (singular definite luen, plural indefinite luer)

  1. flame
  2. tuque, (a knit cap)

Inflection[edit]

Synonyms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lue (imperative lu, infinitive at lue, present tense luer, past tense luede, perfect tense har luet)

  1. flame

Finnish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlueˣ/, [ˈlue̞(ʔ)]
  • Rhymes: -ue
  • Syllabification(key): lu‧e

Verb[edit]

lue

  1. present active indicative connegative of lukea
    (Minä) en/ (Sinä) et/ Hän ei/ (Me) emme/ (Te) ette/ He eivät lue.
    I/You/We/You/They don't / She/He doesn't read.
  2. second-person singular present imperative of lukea
    Lue!
    Read!
  3. second-person singular present active imperative connegative of lukea
    Älä lue!
    Don't read!

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French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ly/
  • (file)

Participle[edit]

lue f sg

  1. feminine singular of the past participle of lire

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Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin luēs (plague, pestilence).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlu.e/
  • Rhymes: -ue
  • Hyphenation: lù‧e

Noun[edit]

lue f (invariable)

  1. (medicine) Synonym of sifilide (syphilis)
  2. (figuratively, literary) plague, misfortune
  3. (poetic) an evil person
    • 1516, Ludovico Ariosto, Orlando Furioso [Raging Roland]‎[1], Venice: Printed by Gabriel Giolito, published 1551, Canto VII, page 25:
      La ſopraueſta di color di ſabbia ¶ Su l'arme hauea la maledetta lue
      The damned villain had a sand-colored overgarment over his arms

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

lue

  1. ablative singular of luēs

Verb[edit]

lue

  1. second-person singular present active imperative of luō

Mandarin[edit]

Romanization[edit]

lue

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lüè.

Usage notes[edit]

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Noun[edit]

lue f or m (definite singular lua or luen, indefinite plural luer, definite plural luene)

  1. beanie

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