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Most common English words: ever « saw « things « #158: left » part » off » took

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Middle English, left, lift, luft, from Old English left, lyft 'worthless, weak', from Proto-Germanic *luft- (cf. Patrono:Frr leef(ter), Dutch (dialectal) loof 'weak, worthless', Low German lucht(er)), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)leup, (s)lup 'hanging limply'.

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Left (comparative more left; lefter, superlative leftmost)

Positive
Left

Comparative
more left; lefter

Superlative
leftmost

  1. The opposite of right; toward the usually weaker side of the body; toward the west when one is facing north.
    Turn left at the corner.
  2. Patrono:Politics pertaining to the political left; liberal
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Left (not comparable)

Positive
Left

Comparative
not comparable

Superlative
none (absolute)

  1. On the left side.
  2. Towards the left side.
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Singular
Left

Plural
Lefts

Left (plural Lefts)
  1. The left side.
  2. Patrono:Politics The ensemble of left-wing political parties. Political liberals as a group.
    The political left is not holding enough power.
  3. Patrono:Boxing A punch delivered with the left fist.
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Etymology 2Modificar

Middle English left, variant of laft (remaining, left) from Old English lǣfd, ġelǣfd, past participle of lǣfan (to leave). More at leave.

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left

  1. Simple past tense and past participle of leave.
  2. remaining
    There are only three cups of juice left.
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From a verbal use of leave (permission), perhaps connected to Middle English leven (to give leave to, permit, concede) from Old English līefan, lȳfan (to allow). More at leave.

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left

  1. (Irish) (colloquial) permitted, allowed to proceed.
    We were not left go to the beach after school except on a weekend.

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  • The Concise Dictionary of English Etymology, Walter W. Skeat.

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