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leer (Verb) "to read"
12th cent. From Latin legere "to read," "to gather." From Proto-Italic *leg-e/o- "to gather." From Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-e/o- 'id.'
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian lleer, Portuguese ler, Galician ler, Catalan llegir, French lire, Italian leggere, Sardinian lègere
Italic
Paelignian lexe "you read," Marrucinian leexe 'id.'
Albanian
Albanian mb-ledh "to collect"
Hellenic
Ancient Greek λέγειν (légein) "to reckon"