lues

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Latin lues (plague).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lues (uncountable)

  1. (dated, medicine) A plague or disease, especially syphilis.
    • 1819, Lord Byron, Don Juan, I:
      And which in ravage the more loathsome evil is— / Their real lues, or our pseudo-syphilis?
    • 1983, Lawrence Durrell, Sebastian, Faber & Faber 2004 (Avignon Quintet), p. 1031:
      There seemed to be no history of lues or any other family illness in the background.
Derived terms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

See lue.

Verb[edit]

lues

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of lue

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Czech[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin luēs (plague), from Latin luere (to loose, release, atone for). Compare luxace (luxation).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈluɛs]
  • Hyphenation: lu‧es

Noun[edit]

lues f or m inan

  1. (indeclinable, medicine) syphilis [from 20th c.]
    • 1929, Karel Čapek, “Zmizení herce Bendy”, in Povídky z jedné kapsy[1]:
      „A co,“ vzpomněl si úředník, „dluhy neměl?“
      „Ne,“ řekl honem doktor, „on sice Jan Benda měl dluhů jako kvítí, ale nebral je nikdy tragicky.“
      „Nebo… řekněme nějaký osobní skandál… nešťastnou lásku, nebo lues, nebo vůbec nějakou větší starost?“
      „Pokud vím, nic,“ mínil doktor Goldberg váhavě[…]
      "And what about," remembered the official "debts, did he have any?"
      "No," answered the doctor quickly, "Jan Benda had lots of debts, but he never took them tragically."
      "Or… let's say some personal scandal… unhappy love, or syphilis, or some kind of a big problem?"
      "Nothing, as far as I know," said doctor Goldberg hesitantly […]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "lues" in Jiří Rejzek, Český etymologický slovník, Leda, 2015, ISBN 978-80-7335-393-3, page 388.

Further reading[edit]

  • lues in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lues in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

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Danish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lues c

  1. genitive singular indefinite of lue

French[edit]

Verb[edit]

lues

  1. feminine plural of the past participle of lire

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Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Perhaps from luō (wash) or from Proto-Indo-European *lewH- (cognate with λύω (lúō)).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

luēs f (genitive luis); third declension

  1. plague, pestilence, epidemic
  2. (figuratively) plague, misfortune
  3. (New Latin) a disease, chiefly syphilis

Declension[edit]

Third declension.

Case Singular
nominative luēs
genitive luis
dative luī
accusative luem
ablative lue
vocative luēs

Verb[edit]

luēs

  1. second-person singular future active indicative of luō

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Formally from a variant of Old High German [Term?] lōs (loose; free; lacking) with a shortened vowel, i.e. *los (also attested through Ripuarian Central Franconian loss). The uninflected stem of this adjective develops regular into Luxemburgish lass, while the inflected stem yields lues. Compare the English cognate loose for more.

Semantically the above adjective was likely merged with Old High German līso (weak; slow; quiet), for which compare German leise (quiet). The merger, as such, is confirmed by Central Franconian loss and lies, both of which have a dated sense “weakly salted, lacking salt”.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lues (masculine luesen, neuter luest, comparative méi lues, superlative am luesten)

  1. quiet
  2. slow

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Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lues.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lǔes/
  • Hyphenation: lu‧es

Noun[edit]

lùes m (Cyrillic spelling лу̀ес)

  1. lues

Declension[edit]

References[edit]

  • lues” in Hrvatski jezični portal