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Lene

Lene

(lēn)
,
Verb.
T.
[See
Lend
.]
To lend; to grant; to permit.
[Obs.]
Chaucer.

Le′ne

(lē′nē̍)
,
Adj.
[L.
lenis
smooth.]
(Phonetics)
(a)
Smooth;
as, the
lene
breathing
.
(b)
Applied to certain mute consonants, as p, k, and t (or Gr. π, κ, τ).
W. E. Jelf.

Le′ne

,
Noun.
(Phonetics)
(a)
The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).
(b)
Any one of the lene consonants, as p, k, or t (or Gr. π, κ, τ).
W. E. Jelf.

Definition 2021


Lene

Lene

See also: lene and Léne

Danish

Proper noun

Lene

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Danskernes Navne, based on CPR data: 35 530 females with the given name Lene have been registered in Denmark between about 1890 (=the population alive in 1967) and January 2005, with the frequency peak in the 1960s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

Norwegian

Etymology

From Helene and Magdalene.

Proper noun

Lene

  1. A female given name.

References

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 9883 females with the given name living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1970s. Accessed on 19 May, 2011.

lene

lene

See also: Lene and Léne

English

Noun

lene (plural lenes)

  1. (phonetics) The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).
  2. (phonetics) Any of the lene consonants, such as Greek pi, kappa, tau.
    • 1861, William Edward Jelf, Accidence
      When in a crasis, a lene consonant [] is combined with an aspirated vowel, the lene is always changed (except in the Ionic dialect) into the corresponding aspirate []

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -eːnə

Verb

lene

  1. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of lenen

Anagrams


Italian

Adjective

lene m, f (masculine and feminine plural leni)

  1. mild, gentle, soft
  2. light

Synonyms

Noun

lene f

  1. plural of lena

Latin

Etymology

From lēnis

Adverb

lēne

  1. softly, gently

Synonyms

Related terms

References


Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From German lehnen

Verb

lene (imperative len, present tense lener, passive lenes, simple past lenet or lente, past participle lenet or lent, present participle lenende)

  1. to lean

References


Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From German lehnen

Alternative forms

Verb

lene

  1. to lean

References


Romanian

Etymology

From Slavic lĕnĭ. Compare Serbo-Croatian lijenost, Russian лень (lenʹ), Polish leń. Cf also Aromanian leani.

Noun

lene f (uncountable)

  1. laziness, sloth, idleness, indolence

Synonyms

Derived terms


Swedish

Adjective

lene

  1. absolute definite natural masculine form of len.