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Is lei a Scrabble word?

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

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3 letters words from 'lei'

LEI 3LIE 3

2 letters words from 'lei'

EL 2LI 2

All 3 letters words made out of lei

lei eli lie ile eil iel

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Definitions and meaning of lei

lei

Pronunciation

  • enPR: , IPA(key): /leɪ/
  • Rhymes: -eɪ
  • Homophones: lay, ley

Etymology 1

From Hawaiian lei.

Noun

lei (plural leis)

  1. A garland of flowers in Hawaii.
Derived terms
  • haku lei
Translations

See also

  • Lei (Hawaii) on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Etymology 2

From Romanian lei

Noun

lei

  1. plural of leu

Anagrams

  • %ile, -ile, EIL, Eli, Ile, LIE, Lie, ile, lie

Bourguignon

Alternative forms

  • (Morvan) leu

Etymology

From Latin locus.

Noun

lei m (plural leis)

  1. place

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯
  • IPA(key): /lɛi/

Etymology 1

From Middle Dutch leye, probably an old Germanic loan from Gaulish *lēi, from Proto-Celtic *līwanks (compare *līwos (stone)), from Proto-Indo-European *leh₁w- (stone), see also Ancient Greek λᾶας (lâas, stone), Albanian lerë (boulder).

Noun

lei f (plural leien, diminutive leitje n)

  1. (uncountable) slate (material)
  2. (countable) slate (object)
Derived terms
  • leien
  • leisteen
  • met een schone lei herbeginnen
Descendants
  • Papiamentu: lei (dated)

Etymology 2

From Middle Dutch leide, with a change gi > i similar to that seen in brein.

Verb

lei

  1. (archaic) singular imperative of leggen

Anagrams

  • iel

Finnish

Noun

lei

  1. A lei (Hawaiian garland of flowers).
  2. (nonstandard, obsolete) A leu (unit of currency of Romania and Moldova).

Declension

Synonyms

  • (unit of currency): leu

See also

  • kukkaseppele

Anagrams

  • eli, lie

Friulian

Etymology

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

Verb

lei (past participle let)

  1. to read

Related terms

  • letôr
  • leture
  • lezion

Galician

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lei/

Etymology 1

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Noun

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law (clarification of this definition is needed)
  2. religion, credence, worship of a god

Related terms

  • leal

Etymology 2

Noun

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Hawaiian

Noun

lei (ka)

  1. lei, a wreath of flowers or leaves
  2. necklace
  3. ( by extension ) child, carried on the shoulders like a lei

Verb

lei

  1. to leap

Italian

Etymology

From Vulgar Latin *illei or *illaei, which is a Vulgar Latin form of Classical Latin illī (dative singular of illa). The Vulgar Latin form *illei is modelled under influence of Vulgar Latin *illūi, whence also lui. The formal address Lei appears in the 16th century in connection with Signoria (Lordship), Eccellenza (Excellency), Santità (Holiness) and Magnificenza, alongside Voi.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛj/

Pronoun

lei f (plural loro, masculine lui)

  1. she
  2. her
  3. it
    • 1320, Dante Alighieri, Divine Comedy, Amadeo Augusto Lange (1788), page 161:
    • ca. 1349-1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, Tipografia della Società Belgica (1841), page 228:
    • ca. 1349-1353, Giovanni Boccaccio, The Decameron, Tipografia della Società Belgica (1841), page 512:
    • 1984, Stefano Benni, Stranalandia, Feltrinelli (2015), page 76:

Synonyms

  • ella
  • essa

Related terms

  • colei

Pronoun

lei m (plural voi)

  1. (formal) you
    Synonym: (uncommon) voi

Derived terms

  • a lei
  • dare del lei

Alternative forms

  • Lei

See also

References

Anagrams

  • -ile, eli

Luxembourgish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɑɪ̯/

Verb

lei

  1. second-person singular imperative of leien

Mandarin

Romanization

lei (Zhuyin ˙ㄌㄟ)

  1. Pinyin transcription of

lei

  1. Nonstandard spelling of lēi.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of léi.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of lěi.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of lèi.

Usage notes

  • English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

Northern Sami

Pronunciation

  • (Kautokeino) IPA(key): /ˈlej/

Verb

lei

  1. third-person singular past indicative of leat

Norwegian Bokmål

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læɪ̯/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leit, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiere, indefinite superlative leiest, definite superlative leieste)

  1. uncomfortable, bothersome
  2. bored, tired
  3. sad, unfortunate

Etymology 2

From Old Norse leið.

Noun

lei f or m (definite singular leia or leien, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. direction
  2. distance

Etymology 3

Alternative forms

  • (of lide) led

Verb

lei

  1. simple past of lide
  2. imperative of leie

References

  • “lei” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Norwegian Nynorsk

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /læɪ/

Etymology 1

From Old Norse leið.

Noun

lei f (definite singular leia, indefinite plural leier, definite plural leiene)

  1. (maritime) route, sea route (a route, mostly along a coastline or between islands, that is safe to sail)
  2. direction

Etymology 2

From Old Norse leiðr.

Adjective

lei (masculine and feminine lei, neuter leitt, definite singular and plural leie, comparative leiare, indefinite superlative leiast, definite superlative leiaste)

  1. tired, fed up, bored
  2. awkward, uncomfortable

lei seg

  1. sad

Etymology 3

Verb

lei

  1. imperative of leie

References

  • “lei” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.

Occitan

Pronunciation

Article

lei m pl or f pl

  1. (Provençal) plural of lo

Old French

Alternative forms

  • lai
  • loi
  • leye
  • laye

Etymology

From Latin lex, legem.

Noun

lei f (oblique plural lez, nominative singular lei, nominative plural lez)

  1. a law

Related terms

  • leal

Descendants

  • Middle French: loy
    • French: loi
      • Haitian Creole: lalwa
      • Moore: laloa
  • Norman: louai

Portuguese

Alternative forms

  • ley (obsolete)

Etymology

From Old Portuguese lei, ley, from earlier lee, from Latin lex, lēgem, from Proto-Italic *lēg-, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-s < *leǵ-.

Cognate with Galician lei, Spanish ley, Catalan llei, Occitan lei, French loi, Italian legge and Romanian lege.

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal) IPA(key): /ˈlɐj/, /ˈlej/
  • (Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈlej/, [ˈl̪eɪ̯]
  • Hyphenation: lei

Noun

lei f (plural leis)

  1. law
    • 1572, Luís Vaz de Camões, Os Lusíadas, 1th canto:
      E aqueles, que por obras valerosas / Se vão da lei da morte libertando.
      And those who by valourous deeds free themselves from the law of Death.

Related terms

  • leal
  • legal
  • legítimo
  • lídimo

Romanian

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lej/

Noun

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Sardinian

Alternative forms

  • leze

Etymology

Borrowed from Spanish ley, from Latin lex, legem.

Noun

lei

  1. (Campidanese) law

Scots

Verb

lei (third-person singular present leis, present participle leiin, past leid, past participle leid)

  1. (South Scots) Alternative form of lee.

Spanish

Noun

lei m pl

  1. plural of leu

Zou

Etymology 1

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *m-lay. Cognates include Burmese လျှာ (hlya) and Tibetan ལྕེ (lce).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ləi̯˧/

Noun

lei

  1. tongue

Etymology 2

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *k-lis. Cognates include Burmese မြေ (mre) and Tibetan གལྱི (glyi).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ləi̯˧˥/

Noun

léi

  1. ground, soil, land, earth

Etymology 3

From Proto-Kuki-Chin *lay, from Proto-Sino-Tibetan *s-lay. Cognates include Burmese လှေကား (hleka:, ladder) and Chinese (, ladder).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ləi̯˧˩/

Noun

lèi

  1. bridge

References

  • Lukram Himmat Singh (2013) A Descriptive Grammar of Zou, Canchipur: Manipur University, page 62

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a garland of flowers.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)