adj. and adv. comp. lessVariants: lesse, Phr.: lasse and more, smaller and greater, i.e. all on les that, on a less supposition than that, unless onlesse that, onlesse, þi les þe, lest leste, les when, lest at some timeEtymology: Anglo-Saxon læssa, adj.; and læs, adv.; þý læs þe, lest.