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ley f. (Noun) "law"
12th cent. From Latin legem 'id.' accusative form of lex. From Proto-Italic *lēg- 'id.' Of uncertain origin.
Indo-European
Romance
Asturian llei, Portuguese lei, Galician lei, Catalan llei, French loi, Italian legge, Aromanian leadzi, Romanian lege
Italic
Oscan ligus "by the law," Marrucinian lixs "law"
Basque
Basque lege "law," borrowed from Latin legem