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Leize is a widespread hydronymic root meaning 'pit','ravine'. It appears in modern Basque dictionaries as leze 'cave'.
It may be found at the origin of river or place names as:
Rivers & Valleys
- the Leizaran (from Leize Haran 'valley of the Leize'), a river from Leitza in Navarre.
- the Léez, a left tributary of the Adour.
- the Léès, a right tributary of the Léez.
- the Néez[disambiguation needed], two tributaries of the Gave de Pau, in Gascony.
- the Leze, a river flowing through a cave in Araia.
- the Lèze, a left tributary of the Ariège River.
- the Lèze and the Lezà, two small tributaries of the Baïse de Lasseube.
- the Lez, a coastal river in Hérault.
- the Lez, a left tributary of the Salat (Ariège).
- the Lez, a left tributary of the Rhône.
- the Leza,
- the Lezo, in La Rioja, Spain
- the Lizonne or Nizonne, a tributary of the Dronne (Dordogne basin)
- the Lizou, a tributary of the Arcis (Adour basin)
- the Lis or Lys, a left tributary of the Échez (Adour basin)
- the Lis or Lys, a right tributary of the Bouès (Adour basin)
- the Lis Circus where the ski resort of Cauterets is located.
- the Lis Valley near Luchon in the Pyrenees.
- the Lys, a left tributary of the Layon (Anjou).
- the band Lize?
The Pyrenean hydronym Neste is related.
- Lées-Athas, commune of the Aspe Valley (Pyrénées-Atlantiques)
- Les, municipality of the Val d'Aran.
- Lez, commune of Haute-Garonne
- Lez, former commune of Aveyron, today integrated into Taussac
- Lez, village of the commune of Saint-Béat in Haute-Garonne.
- Lys, commune of Pyrénées-Atlantiques
- Saint-Lys (ex Saint-Nicolas de Lys), commune in the southwest of Toulouse.
- Leizpartz, a hamlet of Saint-Étienne-de-Baïgorry
- Lexeia, an antic Aquitanian female name