le definition

  • article:
    • the
  • noun:
    • The French definite article masculine (like the old neuter), a great deal found in Middle English in brands of French kind, as Johan le longer, William le Bon, etc. (some of which survive in contemporary English), as well as in modern French names. It does occur developed and unrecognized in lingot along with other terms.
    • See li.
    • A suffix or cancellation of extremely diverse source, now generally without obvious value, happening in adjectives or nouns of native English origin, as with fickle, mickle, brickle, brittle, etc., cockle, prickle, knuckle, etc., shackle, etc., or of various other source, as in struggle, struggle, bottle, buckle, mettle, etc. start to see the etymology of such words.
    • A suffix of frequentative, or initially frequentative, verbs, as babble, gabble, cackle, crackle, humble, mumble, ramble, scramble, scribble, etc.
    • a chronic inflammatory collagen illness influencing connective structure (skin or joints)

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