lib

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation for various words beginning in lib-.

Abbreviation[edit]

lib

  1. liberal
  2. liberation
    women's lib
  3. library
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English libbe, from Old English lybb (medicine, drug, potion, poison, charm), from Proto-Germanic *lubją (wort, herb, drug, poison), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, *lewb- (to peel, break, damage), from Proto-Indo-European *lew- (to cut, remove, prune, separate). Cognate with German Luppe, Lüppe (salve, ointment, plant juice, medicine, magic), Icelandic lyf (medicine, drug).

Noun[edit]

lib (plural libs)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A potion; magic potion; charm.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English libben, related to Dutch lubben (to castrate, emasculate), Dutch libbe (a steer), lubbert (a eunuch). Further relation uncertain. Possibly related to Old English *lybbian (to doctor), from lybb (see above); or perhaps related to Old English lappa, læppa (lappet, piece, section, lobe, portion, district). More at lop.

Verb[edit]

lib (third-person singular simple present libs, present participle libbing, simple past and past participle libbed)

  1. (transitive, UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To geld; castrate; emasculate (usually said of animals).
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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French libre (free). 

Adjective[edit]

lib

  1. free

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lib

  1. rafsi of libjo.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lib (plural libs)

  1. freedom

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