Baretti: A dictionary of the English and Italian languages
Léva, s. f.
1. a lever. Mettere a —, to work with a lever. Sollevare con —, to raise, lift with a lever; 2. Mettere a — altrui, (fig.) to make one angry, raise one's ire. — di milizia,the levying of troops; 3. cross-bow. Mare di —, a swell, a heavy sea. Giorno di —, the day appointed for sailing.