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Definitions and meaning of lek

lek

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /lɛk/
  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Alternative forms

  • laike (Yorkshire)

Etymology 1

From Germanic roots meaning "play". In the biology sense, it comes specifically from Swedish lek (child's play), by means of Swedish leka (to play). The verb is first attested in English in 1871 and the noun at least as early as 1867.

Noun

lek (plural leks)

  1. (biology) an aggregation of male animals for the purposes of courtship and display
    • 1975, Edward O. Wilson, Sociobiology: The New Synthesis, figure caption, 2000, page 333,
      Each of the three displaying cocks occupies a small territory at the mating center of the lek.
    • 2007, Kentwood D. Wells, The Ecology and Behavior of Amphibians, page 352,
      Nevertheless, it does appear that many of the processes of mate choice and sexual selection described for bird and mammal leks also apply to anuran choruses.
Translations

Verb

lek (third-person singular simple present leks, present participle lekking, simple past and past participle lekked)

  1. (biology) to take part in the courtship and display behaviour of a lek
    • 1994, M. B. Andersson, Sexual Selection, page 164,
      Males in many lekking species have conspicuous morphological ornaments that may be targets of female choice, but male contest competition may also be involved.
    • 2000, George Barlow, The Cichlid Fishes: Nature's Grand Experiment In Evolution, page 79,
      The second reason lekking is so fascinating is because the males aggregate.
    • 2010, Boaz Yuval, Jorge Hendrichs 17: Behavior of Fruit Fly in the Genus Ceratitis (Dacinae: Ceratitidini), Martin Aluja, Allen Norrbom (editors), Fruit Flies (Tephritidae): Phylogeny and Evolution of Behavior, page 437,
      In a recent study (Yuval et al. 1998), the size and weight of males captured either lekking or resting at the same time in the vicinity of leks were measured.
    • 2010, Robert Michael Pyle, Mariposa Road: The First Butterfly Big Year, unnumbered page,
      Half a dozen of the thumbnail-size males lekked in a sunny glade.
  2. (Britain, dialect, Yorkshire, colloquial) to play
Translations

Usage notes

The Yorkshire dialect word is rarely written and is pronounced differently in the different Ridings of Yorkshire. Compare laik, layk.

Etymology 2

From Albanian lek, named after Alexander the Great, whose name is often shortened to Leka in Albanian.

Noun

lek (plural leks or leku or lekë)

  1. the currency unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka
    • 1992, Mario I. Bléjer, Albania: From Isolation Toward Reform, page 56,
      With the loss of control by the Government over foreign exchange surrender requirements and the almost complete depletion of foreign exchange reserves, in early 1992 the official rate was further devalued to leks 50 = $1.
    • 1997, Igor Artimiev, Gary J. Fine, Country Studies: Albania, Ira W. Lieberman, Stilpon S. Nestor, Raj M. Desai, Between State and Market: Mass Privatization in Transition Economies, page 178,
      Enterprise shares are sold at voucher auctions in exchange for either immaterial privatization leks (through a bank transfer from the bidder's privatization lek account) or through privatization vouchers, which are submitted at the time of bidding.
    • 2003, Iraj Hoshi, Ewa Balcerowicz, Leszek Balcerowicz, Barriers to Entry and Growth of New Firms in Early Transition, page 253,
      Value Added Tax is another tax imposed on all enterprises with a yearly turnover of more than 2 million Leks. VAT was introduced in the Albanian tax system in 1995 replacing the old turnover tax.
Translations

Anagrams

  • Elk, Kel, elk

Albanian

Etymology

Named after Alexander the Great, whose name is often shortened to Leka in Albanian.

Noun

lek m (indefinite plural lekë, definite singular leku)

  1. lek (the currency unit of Albania)

Dutch

Etymology

From Middle Dutch leken, from Old Dutch *lekan, from Proto-Germanic *lekaną (to leak). Or, from or related to laken (to lack, blame).

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɛk

Noun

lek n (plural lekken, diminutive lekje n)

  1. leak

Adjective

lek (comparative lekker, superlative lekst)

  1. leaky

Inflection

Verb

lek

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lekken
  2. imperative of lekken

Anagrams

  • elk

References


Isthmus Mixe

Noun

lek

  1. toad

References

  • Dieterman, Julia; McCarty, James Michael, Jr.; Castañón López, Victoriano; Castañón Eugenio, María Dolores (2018) Breve diccionario del mixe del Istmo: Mogoñé Viejo, Oaxaca (Serie de vocabularios y diccionarios indígenas “Mariano Silva y Aceves”; 52)‎[1] (in Spanish), Instituto Lingüístico de Verano, A.C., page 37

Middle English

Noun

lek

  1. Alternative form of leke

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology 1

From Old Norse leikr.

Alternative forms

  • leik (Nynorsk also)

Noun

lek m (definite singular leken, indefinite plural leker, definite plural lekene)

  1. play, playing
  2. a game, contest
Derived terms
Related terms
  • leke

Etymology 2

From Albanian lek.

Noun

lek m (indeclinable)

  1. the lek, currency of Albania.

Etymology 3

See the etymology of the main entry.

Verb

lek

  1. imperative of leke

References

  • “lek” in The Bokmål Dictionary.

Old Norse

Adjective

lek

  1. inflection of lekr:
    1. positive degree strong feminine nominative singular
    2. positive degree strong neuter nominative/accusative plural

Verb

lek

  1. inflection of leka:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person singular imperative

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛk/
  • Homophone: leg

Etymology 1

From Proto-Slavic *lěkъ.

Noun

lek m inan

  1. medicine
    Synonym: lekarstwo
Declension

Etymology 2

From Albanian lek.

Noun

lek m anim

  1. lek (currency)
Declension

Further reading

  • lek in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Samoan Plantation Pidgin

Etymology

From English leg.

Noun

lek

  1. leg, foot (of a human)
  2. limb (of an animal)

References

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)

Serbo-Croatian

Alternative forms

  • lijȇk (Ijekavian)

Etymology

From Proto-Slavic *lěkъ, borrowed from Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (lēkeis, physician). Compare Old Norse læknir, Old High German lahhi, Danish læge.

Noun

lȇk m (Cyrillic spelling ле̑к)

  1. medicine

Declension

Related terms

References


Slovene

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /léːk/

Noun

lẹ̑k m inan

  1. medicine

Inflection


Swedish

Etymology

From Old Norse leikr.

Pronunciation

Noun

lek c

  1. child's play; typically denotes pleasurable and less rule-bound games and activities
  2. deck of cards

Declension

Related terms

Verb

lek

  1. imperative of leka. free play

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English leg.

Noun

lek

  1. leg, foot
  2. footprint
  3. hindleg (of an animal)

References

  • Ulrike Mosel, Tolai and Tok Pisin: the influence of the substratum on the development of New Guinea Pidgin (1980)

Tzotzil

Pronunciation

  • (Zinacantán) IPA(key): /lɛkʰ/

Adjective

lek

  1. good
    Antonym: chopol

Derived terms

(Verbal phrases)

  • leklek ba

References

  • Laughlin, Robert M. (1975) The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantán. Washington: Smithsonian Institution Press.

Zhuang

Alternative forms

  • lik

Etymology

From Proto-Tai *ʰlekᴰ (iron), from Old Chinese (OC *l̥ʰiːɡ, “iron”). Cognate with Thai เหล็ก (lèk), Lao ເຫຼັກ (lek), Shan လဵၵ်း (lék), Tai Nüa ᥘᥥᥐᥱ (lěk), Ahom 𑜎𑜢𑜀𑜫 (lik), Nong Zhuang liak. Doublet of diet.

Pronunciation

  • (Standard Zhuang) IPA(key): /leːk˧˥/
  • Tone numbers: lek7
  • Hyphenation: lek

Noun

lek (old orthography lek)

  1. iron (metal).

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to gather at a piece of ground for display purposes.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)