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lenis

lenis

English

Adjective

lenis (not comparable)

  1. (phonetics) weakly articulated (of a consonant), hence voiced; especially as compared to the others of a group of homorganic consonants.

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Latin

Etymology 1

From Proto-Indo-European *lh₁d-to.

Confer Latin lentus. Cognate to Old Church Slavonic лѣнъ (lěnŭ, lazy), whence Russian ленивый (lenivyj, lazy), and to Lithuanian lė́nas (slow, calm).[1]

Pronunciation

Adjective

lēnis m, f (neuter lēne); third declension

  1. soft, smooth, gentle
  2. gradual
  3. moderate, mild, calm
Inflection

Third declension.

Number Singular Plural
Case / Gender Masc./Fem. Neuter Masc./Fem. Neuter
nominative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
genitive lēnis lēnium
dative lēnī lēnibus
accusative lēnem lēne lēnēs lēnia
ablative lēnī lēnibus
vocative lēnis lēne lēnēs lēnia
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Etymology 2

Inflected form of lēna (madame, procuress).

Pronunciation

Noun

lēnīs

  1. dative plural of lēna
  2. ablative plural of lēna

References

  1. “lene” in: Alberto Nocentini, Alessandro Parenti, “l'Etimologico — Vocabolario della lingua italiana”, Le Monnier, 2010, ISBN 978-88-00-20781-2