lek1

[lek] /lɛk/
noun
1.
a traditional place where males assemble during the mating season and engage in competitive displays that attract females.
verb (used without object), lekked, lekking.
2.
(of a male) to assemble in a lek and engage in competitive displays.
Origin
1865–70; < Swedish: mating ground (perhaps elliptically from lekställe), mating, game, play, Old Norse leikr play, cognate with Old English lāc struggle, offering, gift, Gothic laiks dance, Old High German leih melody
British Dictionary definitions for lekking
lek1 (lɛk)
 
n
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
 
[C19: perhaps from dialect lake (vb) from Old English lácan to frolic, fight, or perhaps from Swedish leka to play]

lek2 (lɛk)
 
n
the standard monetary unit of Albania, divided into 100 qindarka
 
[from Albanian]

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Word Origin and History for lekking
lek
to engage in courtship displays of certain animals, 1871, probably from Swed. leka "to play," cognate of Eng. dial. verb lake (see lark (v.)).
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