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2 letters words from 'leu'

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Definitions and meaning of leu

leu

Etymology

Borrowed from Romanian leu (lion), from Latin leō (lion). Doublet of Leo, lev, lion, and Lyon.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈleɪ.uː/

Noun

leu (plural lei)

  1. The unit of currency of Romania, equal to one hundred bani.
  2. The unit of currency of Moldova, equal to one hundred bani.

Translations

Anagrams

  • -ule, Elu, Lue, lue, ule

Bourguignon

Alternative forms

  • lei

Etymology

From Latin locus.

Noun

leu m (plural leus)

  1. (Morvan) place

Catalan

Noun

leu m (plural leus)

  1. leu (currency of Romania)
  2. leu (currency of Moldova)

Further reading

  • “leu” in Diccionari de la llengua catalana, segona edició, Institut d’Estudis Catalans.
  • “leu” in Gran Diccionari de la Llengua Catalana, Grup Enciclopèdia Catalana.
  • “leu” in Diccionari normatiu valencià, Acadèmia Valenciana de la Llengua.

Finnish

Noun

leu

  1. leu (unit of currency of Romania and Moldova)

Declension

Synonyms

  • lei

Anagrams

  • lue

French

Etymology

From Romanian leu (lion). Doublet of lion.

Noun

leu m (plural lei)

  1. leu (currency of Romania)

Further reading

  • “leu” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Anagrams

  • élu, lue

Galician

Noun

leu m (plural lei)

  1. leu

Verb

leu

  1. Third-person singular (el, ela, vostede?) preterite indicative of ler

Middle French

Verb

leu

  1. past participle of lire

Old French

Etymology 1

From Latin lupus.

Alternative forms

  • lou, lu

Noun

leu m (oblique plural leus, nominative singular leus, nominative plural leu)

  1. wolf (animal)
Descendants
  • French: à la queue leu leu

Etymology 2

From Latin locus.

Noun

leu m (oblique plural leus, nominative singular leus, nominative plural leu)

  1. place
Synonyms
  • endroit

Derived terms

  • Middle French: lieu
    • French: lieu

Old Irish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lʲeu̯/

Pronoun

leu

  1. third-person plural accusative of la

Papiamentu

Etymology

From Spanish lejos and French loin .

Adjective

leu

  1. far

Portuguese

Pronunciation

  • (Portugal, Brazil) IPA(key): /ˈlew/

Etymology 1

Verb

leu

  1. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) preterite indicative of ler

Etymology 2

From Romanian leu (leu; lion).

Noun

leu m (plural leus)

  1. leu (currency unit of Romania and Moldova)

Romanian

Alternative forms

  • леу (post-1930s (Moldovan) Cyrillic spelling)

Etymology

Probably a later learned borrowing from Latin leō (lion) (around the 17th century), itself from Ancient Greek λέων (léōn). If inherited from the nominative form, the expected result in Romanian would have been *ieu (as iepure from leporem); furthermore, all the other Romance cognates were derived from the accusative form leōnem or genitive leōnis (and some were borrowings themselves). Cf. also lăun and Lăune(le) (a river in Romania), as well as leoaie.

For the name of the currency, it was probably based on the Dutch leeuwendaalder (lion thaler/dollar), which depicted a lion; cf. daalder, also German löwenthaler. This traces back to the 17th century, when the Dutch currency was used in the Romanian principalities. Another explanation gives the origin of this sense as a calque of Turkish arslan (lion), which was also used to refer to a type of currency with a lion on it; see also piastru (English piastre). Compare also the sense of currency with Bulgarian лев (lev).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lew/

Noun

leu m (plural lei)

  1. lion
  2. leu (the Romanian unit of currency)

Declension

Quotations

Derived terms

  • leoaică
  • leoaie

References


Slovak

Etymology

From Romanian leu (lion)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛu̯/
  • Homophone: lev

Noun

leu m (nominative plural lei)

  1. leu (currency of Romania)

Usage notes

This noun can also be undeclined.

Further reading

  • leu in Slovak dictionaries at korpus.sk

Spanish

Noun

leu m (plural lei)

  1. leu

Walloon

Alternative forms

  • leû

Etymology

From Old French leu, from Latin lupus.

Noun

leu m (plural leus)

  1. wolf

References

  • “Leu” in Laurent Remacle, Dictionnaire wallon-français (1852).
  • “Leu” in Joseph Hubert, Dictionnaire wallon-liégeois et français (1853).

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a monetary unit of Romania.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)