Lene (?), v. i. [See Lend.]

To lend; to grant; to permit.

[Obs.]

Chaucer.

 

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Le"ne (?), a. [L. lenis smooth.] Phonetics (a)

Smooth; as, the lene breathing.

(b)

Applied to certain mute consonants, as p, k, and t. (or Gr. π, κ, τ.).

W. E. Jelf.

 

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Le"ne, n. Phonetics (a)

The smooth breathing (spiritus lenis).

(b)

Any one of the lene consonants, as p, k, or i (or Gr. π, κ, τ.).

W. E. Jelf.

 

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