licht

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *līht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-. Compare English light, German leicht, Danish let.

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, of little weight
  2. (metonymically) easy, mild
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Verb[edit]

licht

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of lichten
  2. imperative of lichten

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch *lioht. The adjective descends from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz (compare German licht, English light), the noun from *leuhtą (compare German Licht, English light). Both ultimately derive from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, bright
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Noun[edit]

licht n (plural lichten, diminutive lichtje n)

  1. A light, illumination
  2. A light source
  3. (metonymically) inspiration (in z'n licht opsteken); a bright mind
    • 1992, A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Weerborstels, Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, page 52:
      Geen groot licht, die Bossche voddendief, maar ik deed het ermee.
      No genius, that rag thief from Den Bosch, but I made do with it.
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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liecht, from Old High German lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, ultimately from the Proto-Indo-European root *lewk-. Compare Dutch licht, English light.

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licht

  1. light, bright (luminescent)
  2. unobstructed, clear
    Du hast da eine lichte Stelle. - You have an almost bald spot.

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Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From German Licht, from Old High German lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright, to shine, to see).

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licht n

  1. light
    • Bible, Genesis 1:5
      Kot hot es licht "taach" kenënt un tii tunkelheet "naacht" kenënt.
      God called the light "day", and the darkness he called "night".

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Scots[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licht (plural lichts)

  1. A Light.
  2. (in the plural) lichts - Lungs.

Verb[edit]

tae licht (third-person singular simple present lichts, present participle lichtin, simple past lichtt, past participle lichtt)

  1. To light, lighten.

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, bright.
  2. Light (not heavy).
  3. Underweight.

Adverb[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, lightly.