Lek

[ lek ]
/ lɛk /

noun

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 (1 of 2)

lek

1
/ (lɛk) /

noun

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

Word Origin for lek

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

British Dictionary definitions for lek-river (2 of 2)

lek

2
/ (lɛk) /

noun

the standard monetary unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka

Word Origin for lek

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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