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Lek

[lek] /lɛk/
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

/lɛk/
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

/lɛk/
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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