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Webster 1913 Edition


Leven

Lev′en

(lĕv′en)
,
Noun.
[See
Levin
.]
Lightning.
[Obs.]
Wild thunder dint and fiery
leven
.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Leven

LEVEN.

[See Leaven.]

Definition 2021


leven

leven

See also: lévén and lęven

English

Noun

leven

  1. (obsolete) lightning
    • Chaucer
      Wild thunder dint and fiery leven.


Dutch

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleːvə(n)/
  • Rhymes: -eːvən

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch leven, from Old Dutch *libben, *livon, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną.

Verb

leven

  1. (intransitive) to live
Inflection
Inflection of leven (weak)
infinitive leven
past singular leefde
past participle geleefd
infinitive leven
gerund leven n
verbal noun
present tense past tense
1st person singular leef leefde
2nd person sing. (jij) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (u) leeft leefde
2nd person sing. (gij) leeft leefde
3rd person singular leeft leefde
plural leven leefden
subjunctive sing.1 leve leefde
subjunctive plur.1 leven leefden
imperative sing. leef
imperative plur.1 leeft
participles levend geleefd
1) Archaic.
Derived terms
Descendants

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch leven. Gerund of the verb leven.

Noun

leven n (plural levens, diminutive leventje n)

  1. life
Derived terms

Anagrams


Middle Low German

Etymology

From Old Saxon libbian, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną.

Pronunciation

  • Stem vowel: ē²
    • (originally) IPA(key): /lɪɛvən/

Verb

leven

  1. to live

Conjugation

Related terms

Descendants


Scots

Noun

leven

  1. A lawn; an open space between woods[1]
    • Scott, Minstrelsy; the ballad "Thomas the Rhymer"
      lily leven (a lawn overspread with lilies or flowers)

Swedish

Noun

leven

  1. definite singular of lev

References

  1. John Jamieson's Dict., p.327 (Abridged, 1867)