lesa V “read”

“gather; cast; slander; weave, embroider”

transitive (acc)

active voice
present indicative present subjunctive
1sg ek les 1pl vér lesum 1sg ek lesa 1pl vér lesim
2sg þú less 2pl þér lesið 2sg þú lesir 2pl þér lesið
3sg hon less 3pl þau lesa 3sg hon lesi 3pl þau lesi
preterite indicative preterite subjunctive
1sg ek las 1pl vér lásum 1sg ek læsa 1pl vér læsim
2sg þú last 2pl þér lásuð 2sg þú læsir 2pl þér læsið
3sg hon las 3pl þau lásu 3sg hon læsi 3pl þau læsi
preterite infinitive lásu
past participle f. lesin m. lesinn n. lesit
imperative 2sg les 1pl lesum 2pl lesið
middle voice: lesask
present indicative present subjunctive
1sg ek lesumk 1pl vér lesumk 1sg ek lesumk 1pl vér lesimk
2sg þú lesk 2pl þér lesizk 2sg þú lesisk 2pl þér lesizk
3sg hon lesk 3pl þau lesask 3sg hon lesisk 3pl þau lesisk
preterite indicative preterite subjunctive
1sg ek lásumk 1pl vér lásumk 1sg ek læsumk 1pl vér læsimk
2sg þú laszk 2pl þér lásuzk 2sg þú læsisk 2pl þér læsizk
3sg hon lask 3pl þau lásusk 3sg hon læsisk 3pl þau læsisk
past participle n. lesizk
imperative 2sg lesk 1pl lesumk 2pl lesizk

PG *lesaną, OE lesan V, ME lēsen, Dutch lezen, German lesen “read.” Cf. sense development of Latin legere. Inflected variants include 2/3sg lesr.

progressive assimilation

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