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-le

1
  1. a suffix of verbs having a frequentative force:

    dazzle; twinkle.

  2. a suffix of adjectives formed originally on verbal stems and having the sense of “apt to”:

    brittle.

  3. a noun suffix having originally a diminutive meaning:

    bramble.

  4. a noun suffix indicating agent or instrument:

    beadle; bridle; thimble.



l.e.

2

abbreviation for

, Football.
  1. left end.

LE

1

abbreviation for

  1. lupus erythematosus


-le

2

suffix forming verbs

  1. denoting repeated or continuous action, often of a diminutive nature

    twiddle

    wriggle

    wrestle

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Word History and Origins

Origin of -le1

Middle English -len, Old English -lian (v.); Middle English -el, Old English -ol (adj.); Middle English -el, Old English -il (diminutive); Middle English -el, Old English -ol, -ul (agent)
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Word History and Origins

Origin of -le1

from Middle English -len, Old English -lian, with similar significance
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Example Sentences

Le Femme Finishing School helps transwomen find their inner beauty, no matter their age.

Check out Le Marais, one of the oldest quarters of the city, where gay-friendly establishments line the winding cobbled lanes.

Meanwhile, heat the butter in a medium heavy-bottomed pot or Dutch oven, such as Le Creuset.

The composite photo whose eyes follow you around the room are less Matthew Lewis or Sheridan Le Fanu than “Scooby-Doo.”

Richardson placed the small, black and white image next to Le Repos, a large-scale painting of Olga rendered in 1932.

I am afraid, Monsieur le Marquis, that I shall be interfering with your arrangements?

Eustache le Sueur died; one of the best French historical painters of his time.

Rene le Pays, a French poet, died; well known at court by his miscellanies.

Je m'attendois cela, qu'on le nous apporteroit; mais on n'en faisoit rien.

On estoit sur le poinct de faire tabagie ou convive solemnel sur son dernier adieu.

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