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Les

English

Alternative forms

Pronunciation

Noun

les (plural leses)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

Adjective

les (comparative more les, superlative most les)

  1. (slang, colloquial) Clipping of lesbian.

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Etymology

From Dutch les ("lesson"), from Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin l?cti?.

Pronunciation

Noun

les (plural lesse, diminutive lesje)

  1. lesson

Asturian

Etymology

From Latin illas.

Article

les f pl (masculine sg el, feminine sg la, neuter sg lo, masculine plural los)

  1. (definite) the

Catalan

Etymology 1

From Latin ill?s, from ille.

Pronunciation

Article

les f pl (masculine plural els, masculine singular el, feminine singular la)

  1. the; feminine plural definite article

Pronoun

les (enclitic and proclitic)

  1. them (feminine, direct object)
Declension

Etymology 2

Borrowed from Latin laesus.

Pronunciation

Adjective

les (feminine lesa, masculine plural lesos, feminine plural leses)

  1. (law) harmed
Derived terms
Related terms

Further reading


Czech

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *l?s?.

Pronunciation

Noun

les m inan

  1. forest

Declension

Synonyms

Related terms

Further reading


Danish

Noun

les c

  1. indefinite genitive singular of le

Dutch

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch lesse, from Latin l?cti?.

Noun

les f (plural lessen, diminutive lesje n)

  1. course, lesson
Derived terms
Descendants
  • Afrikaans: les
  • -> Indonesian: les

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

les

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lessen
  2. imperative of lessen

Anagrams


French

Etymology

From Old French les, from Latin ill?s m and ill?s f which are the accusative plurals of ille.[1]

Pronunciation

Article

les

  1. plural of le: the
  2. plural of la: the

Pronoun

les

  1. plural of le: them
  2. plural of la: them

Related terms

References

  1. ^ Dauzat, Albert; Jean Dubois, Henri Mitterand (1964), "le, la, les", in Nouveau dictionnaire étymologique (in French), Paris: Librairie Larousse

Further reading

Anagrams


Galician

Verb

les

  1. second-person singular present indicative of ler

German

Pronunciation

Verb

les

  1. (colloquial) First-person singular present of lesen.
  2. (colloquial) Imperative singular of lesen.

Hungarian

Etymology

From Proto-Ugric *lä ("hiding place; lurk").[1][2] Cognates include Southern Mansi l-', Northern Mansi l-.

Pronunciation

Noun

les (plural lesek)

  1. (soccer) offside

Declension

Possessive forms of les
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. lesem leseim
2nd person sing. lesed leseid
3rd person sing. lese lesei
1st person plural lesünk leseink
2nd person plural lesetek leseitek
3rd person plural lesük leseik

Verb

les

  1. (transitive) to spy
  2. (transitive) to stare, goggle
  3. (transitive) to cheat at a test by looking at someone else's work

Conjugation

Derived terms

References

  1. ^ Entry #1792 in Uralonet, online Uralic etymological database of the Research Institute for Linguistics, Hungarian Academy of Sciences.
  2. ^ Zaicz, Gábor. Etimológiai szótár: Magyar szavak és toldalékok eredete ('Dictionary of Etymology: The origin of Hungarian words and affixes'). Budapest: Tinta Könyvkiadó, 2006, ->ISBN

Icelandic

Pronunciation

Noun

les n (genitive singular less, nominative plural les)

  1. (linguistics) lexeme (set of inflected forms taken by a single word)
  2. (computing) lexeme (individual instance of a continuous character sequence without spaces, used in lexical analysis)

Declension

Synonyms

Derived terms

See also

Verb

les

  1. first-person singular of lesa ("to read")
    Ég les mikið af þýskum bókum.
    I read a lot of German books.
  2. third-person singular of lesa ("to read")
    Pálmi les alltaf sömu söguna, þótt hann eigi margar bækur.
    Pálmi always reads the same story, even though he has many books.

Indonesian

Etymology

From Dutch les ("course, lesson").

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): ['l?s]
  • Hyphenation: lès

Noun

lès (plural les-les, first-person possessive lesku, second-person possessive lesmu, third-person possessive lesnya)

  1. (education, colloquial) cram school, private tuition.

Verb

lès

  1. (education, colloquial) to cram, to study hard, to learn at cram school.

Further reading


Interlingua

Pronoun

les

  1. (dative) to them

Usage notes

  • Precedes conjugated verbs.
  • Can be of mixed gender (not just masculine).

Ladin

Etymology

From Latin illas.

Article

les f (plural)

  1. the

See also


Middle English

Alternative forms

Etymology

From Old English l?as ("false, void, loose"), from Proto-Germanic *lausaz ("loose, free"), from Proto-Indo-European *lewH- ("to untie, set free, sever"). Cognate with Middle High German l?s ("loose"), Old Swedish lø?s ("loose"); a doublet of loos.

Pronunciation

Adjective

les

  1. false; lying; deceptive

Noun

les (uncountable)

  1. falsehood; a lie
    • c. 1480, "The Creation", in The Towneley Plays, line 120-121:
      He is so fayre, withoutten les, He semys full well to sytt on des.
      He is so good, without falsehood; / (so) he's really suited to sit on a dais.
      c. 1480, "The Creation", in The Towneley Plays, line 158-159:
      We held with hym ther he saide leasse / And therfor have we all unpeasse.
      We stayed with him when he uttered untruth, / and therefore we all feel discord.
      c. 1480, "The Creation", in The Towneley Plays, line 193-195:
      Ye shall have joye and blis therin / Whils ye will kepe you out of syn, / I say withoutten lese.
      You'll have joy and tranquility within / if you keep yourself out of sin, / I say, without lies.

Middle French

Article

les m pl or f pl (masculine singular le, feminine singular la)

  1. the

Descendants


Norman

Norman Definite Articles
singular plural
masculine /l' les/l's
feminine  la/l' les/l's

Pronunciation

  • (file)

Article

les pl (singular , and la)

  1. Alternative form of l's
    • 2013 March 1, Geraint Jennings, "Mar martello", in The Town Crier[1], page 20:
      Dans les clios étout nou vait des tracteurs et des machinnes tandi qu'lé travas du fèrmyi r'prend san rhythme coumme tréjous.
      In the fields tractors and machines can be seen too as farm work picks up again as always.
    les boutons - the nipples
    les êpices - the spices
    les lédgeunmes - the vegetables
    les ridgieaux - the curtains

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

les

  1. imperative of lese

Norwegian Nynorsk

Verb

les

  1. present tense of lesa and lese
  2. imperative of lesa and lese

Novial

Pronoun

les

  1. they; them

Related terms


Old French

Etymology

From Latin illas and illos.

Article

les

  1. the (feminine plural oblique definite article)
  2. the (feminine plural nominative definite article)
  3. the (masculine plural oblique definite article)

Inflection

Descendants


Rohingya

Etymology

From Bengali.

Noun

les

  1. tail

Serbo-Croatian

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *l?s? ("tree, forest").

Alternative forms

Noun

l?s m (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. coffin
  2. (regionally) lumber
  3. (regionally) forest, woods
Declension

Etymology 2

From German Löss.

Noun

l?s m (Cyrillic spelling ?)

  1. (geology) loess

Slovak

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *l?s?.

Pronunciation

Noun

les m (genitive singular lesa, nominative plural lesy, genitive plural lesov, declension pattern of dub)

  1. forest

Declension

Further reading

  • les in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Slovene

Slovene Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia sl

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *l?s?.

Pronunciation

Noun

ls m inan

  1. wood

Inflection

Masculine inan., hard o-stem, mobile accent, plural in -ôv-
nom. sing. lés
gen. sing. lesá
singular dual plural
nominative lés lesôva lesôvi
accusative lés lesôva lesôve
genitive lesá lesôv lesôv
dative lésu lesôvoma lesôvom
locative lésu lesôvih lesôvih
instrumental lésom lesôvoma lesôvi
Masculine inan., hard o-stem
nom. sing. lés
gen. sing. lésa
singular dual plural
nominative lés lésa lési
accusative lés lésa lése
genitive lésa lésov lésov
dative lésu lésoma lésom
locative lésu lésih lésih
instrumental lésom lésoma lési

Further reading

  • "les" in Slovarji In?tituta za slovenski jezik Frana Ramov?a ZRC SAZU - portal Fran

Spanish

Etymology

From Latin ill?s, dative plural of ille.

Pronunciation

Pronoun

les

  1. dative of ellos and ellas; to them, for them
  2. dative of ustedes; to you all, for you all (formal)

See also


Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English lazy.

Adjective

les

  1. lazy
  2. tired, fed up

Verb

les

  1. be lazy
  2.  be tired, be fed up

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