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Yes. The word lea is a Scrabble US word. The word lea is worth 3 points in Scrabble:

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3 letters words from 'lea'

ALE 3LEA 3

2 letters words from 'lea'

AE 2AL 2
EA 2EL 2
LA 2 

All 3 letters words made out of lea

lea ela lae ale eal ael

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Definitions and meaning of lea

lea

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liː/, /leɪ/
  • Rhymes: -iː, -eɪ
  • Homophones: lee, Lee, Leigh

Etymology 1

From Middle English legh, lege, lei (clearing, open ground), from Old English lēah (clearing in a forest) from Proto-Germanic *lauhaz (meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *lówkos (field, meadow). Akin to Old Frisian lāch (meadow), Old Saxon lōh (forest, grove) (Middle Dutch loo (forest, thicket); Dutch -lo (in placenames)), Old High German lōh (covered clearing, low bushes), Old Norse (clearing, meadow).

Alternative forms

  • leigh, ley, lay

Noun

lea (plural leas)

  1. An open field, meadow.
    • 1750, Thomas Gray, Elegy Written in a Country Churchyard
      The curfew tolls the knell of parting day,
      The lowing herd wind slowly o'er the lea,
      The plowman homeward plods his weary way,
      And leaves the world to darkness and to me.
    • XIX century, Alfred Tennyson, Circumstance
      Two children in two neighbor villages
      Playing mad pranks along the heathy leas;
Derived terms
  • Lea Green
  • Lea Hall
  • Lea Marston
Translations

Etymology 2

From Middle English le, lee, ley, of uncertain origin. Compare Old French lier (to bind), Old French laisse (leash, cord), Old French lïace, lïaz (bundle).

Noun

lea (plural leas)

  1. Any of several measures of yarn; for linen, 300 yards; for cotton, 120 yards.
    Synonym: lay
  2. A set of warp threads carried by a loop of the heddle.

Anagrams

  • E-la, EAL, ELA, Ela, LAE, ael, ale

Galician

Verb

lea

  1. first-person singular present subjunctive of ler
  2. third-person singular present subjunctive of ler

Noun

lea f (plural leas)

  1. fight, quarrel

Synonyms

  • liorta
  • briga
  • lida

Latin

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈle.a/
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈle.a/, [ˈlɛː.a]

Noun

lea f (genitive leae); first declension

  1. (poetic) a lioness

Declension

First-declension noun.

Synonyms

  • leaena

Related terms

  • leō m

References

  • lea in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lea in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • lea in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition, 1883–1887)
  • lea in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette
  • lea in William Smith, editor (1854, 1857) A Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography, volume 1 & 2, London: Walton and Maberly

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlea̯/

Verb

lea

  1. third-person singular present indicative of leat

Norwegian Bokmål

Verb

lea

  1. simple past and past participle of lee

Alternative forms

  • leet

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology 1

From the Old Norse verbs liða and hliða.

Alternative forms

  • lee (with e infinitive)
  • leda, lede

Verb

lea (present tense lear, past tense lea, past participle lea, passive infinitive least, present participle leande, imperative le)

  1. (transitive) to wiggle, move

Etymology 2

See the etymology of the main entry.

Noun

lea n

  1. definite plural of le

References

  • “lea” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Anagrams

  • ale, ela

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [le̯a]

Verb

lea

  1. third-person singular present subjunctive of la
  2. third-person plural present subjunctive of la

Spanish

Verb

lea

  1. Formal second-person singular (usted) imperative form of leer.
  2. First-person singular (yo) present subjunctive form of leer.
  3. Formal second-person singular (usted) present subjunctive form of leer.
  4. Third-person singular (él, ella, also used with usted?) present subjunctive form of leer.

Swahili

Verb

-lea (infinitive kulea)

  1. to raise a child, to rear
  2. to care for something (attend to the needs of)

Conjugation

Derived terms

  • Verbal derivations:
    • Passive: -lelewa (to be raised)

Tongan

Etymology

Probably from Proto-Polynesian *leo (compare Maori reo).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /le.a/

Noun

lea

  1. language; speech

Westrobothnian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lèːɐ]
    Rhymes: -èːðɐ
    (ð-r merger) Rhymes: -èːrɐ, -èːðɐ

Etymology 1

From le (joint, limb.)

Verb

lea

  1. wiggle
Derived terms
  • leamån

Etymology 2

Noun

lea

  1. nominative/accusative masculine plural of le

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a meadow or pasture.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)