aliefan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *uz- + *laubijaną (to grant), equivalent to ā- +‎ līefan (to grant). Cognate with Old High German irlouben (to allow), Gothic 𐌿𐍃𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌱𐌾𐌰𐌽 (uslaubjan, to grant), Icelandic orlofa (to allow). More at leave.

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ālīefan

  1. to allow, grant, permit
  2. to surrender, yield up

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