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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 1
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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _left_, _luft_, _leoft_, _lift_, _lyft_, from Old English _left_, _lyft_ (“weak, useless”), from Proto-Germanic _*luft-_ (compare Scots _left_ (“left”), North Frisian _lefts_, _leeft_, _leefts_ (“left”), West Frisian _lofts_ (“left”), dialectal Dutch _loof_ (“weak, worthless”), Low German _lucht_ (“left”)), from _*lubjaną_ (“to castrate, lop off”) (compare dialectal English _lib_, West Frisian _lobje_, Dutch _lubben_), from Proto-Indo-European _*(s)leup_, _*(s)lup_ (“hanging limply”). More at lob, lop. PRONUNCIATION * IPA(key): /lɛft/ * Rhymes: -ɛft ADJECTIVE LEFT (_comparative_ MORE LEFT _or_ LEFTER, _superlative_ LEFTMOST) * The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north. _Turn LEFT at the corner._ * (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal, communistic. TRANSLATIONS SYNONYMS * left-hand * sinister * sinistral ANTONYMS * right DERIVED TERMS * left-hand * left-handed * left wing * two left feet ADVERB LEFT (_not comparable_) * On the left side. * Towards the left side. TRANSLATIONS NOUN LEFT (_plural_ LEFTS) * The left side or direction. * (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group. _The political LEFT is not holding enough power._ * (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist. SYNONYMS * (left side or direction): 9 o'clock, port * (politics): DERIVED TERMS * lefty * to the left TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English left, luft, leoft, lift, lyft, from Old English left, lyft (weak, useless), from Proto-Germanic *luft- (compare Scots left (left), North Frisian lefts, leeft, leefts (left), West Frisian lofts (left), dialectal Dutch loof (weak, worthless), Low German lucht (left)), from *lubjaną (to castrate, lop off) (compare dialectal English lib, West Frisian lobje, Dutch lubben), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leup, *(s)lup (hanging limply). More at lob, lop.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lɛft/
  • Rhymes: -ɛft

Adjective

left (comparative more left or lefter, superlative leftmost)

  1. The opposite of right; toward the west when one is facing north.
    Turn left at the corner.
  2. (politics) pertaining to the political left; liberal, communistic.
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Adverb

left (not comparable)

  1. On the left side.
  2. Towards the left side.
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Noun

left (plural lefts)

  1. The left side or direction.
  2. (politics) The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Those holding left-wing views as a group.
    The political left is not holding enough power.
  3. (boxing) A punch delivered with the left fist.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

Middle English _left_, variant of _laft_ (“remaining, left”), from Old English _lǣfd, ġelǣfd_, past participle of _lǣfan_ (“to leave”). More at leave. VERB LEFT * simple past tense and past participle of _leave_. * Remaining. _There are only three cups of juice LEFT._ TRANSLATIONS

Middle English left, variant of laft (remaining, left), from Old English lǣfd, ġelǣfd, past participle of lǣfan (to leave). More at leave.

Verb

left

  1. simple past tense and past participle of leave.
  2. Remaining.
    There are only three cups of juice left.
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Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From a verbal use of _leave_ (“permission”), perhaps connected to Middle English _leven_ (“to give leave to, permit, concede”), from Old English _līefan, lȳfan_ (“to allow”). More at leave. VERB LEFT * (Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed. _We were not LEFT go to the beach after school except on a weekend._

From a verbal use of leave (permission), perhaps connected to Middle English leven (to give leave to, permit, concede), from Old English līefan, lȳfan (to allow). More at leave.

Verb

left

  1. (Ireland, colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
    We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - REFERENCES
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English - References

* The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.

Que a categoria em ENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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