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Lek

[lek]
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noun
  1. a river in the central Netherlands, flowing W to the Meuse River; the N branch of the lower Rhine. 40 miles (64 km) long.
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British Dictionary definitions for lek-river

lek1

noun
  1. a small area in which birds of certain species, notably the black grouse, gather for sexual display and courtship
  2. the act or practice of so gathering

Word Origin

C19: perhaps from dialect lake (vb) from Old English lácan to frolic, fight, or perhaps from Swedish leka to play

lek2

noun
  1. the standard monetary unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka

Word Origin

from Albanian
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Word Origin and History for lek-river

lek

v.

to engage in courtship displays of certain animals, 1871, probably from Swedish leka "to play," cognate of English dialectal verb lake (see lark (v.)).

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