lifa

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Faroese liva, Swedish leva, Danish and Norwegian leve, Dutch leven, German leben, English live).

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lifa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lifði, supine lifað)

  1. (intransitive) to live
    • Genesis 5:3 (Icelandic, English)
      Adam lifði hundrað og þrjátíu ár. Þá gat hann son í líking sinni, eftir sinni mynd, og nefndi hann Set.
      When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to experience something syn.
  3. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to survive, to endure, to come through syn.
    Ég lifi.
    I'll come through.
  4. (intransitive, of fire) to burn syn.
    Eldurinn lifir.
    The fire is burning

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Old Norse[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *libjaną (to live, to be alive), from Proto-Indo-European *leip- (to leave, cling, linger). Cognate with Old English libban, Old Frisian leva, Old Saxon libbian, Old Dutch libben, Old High German lebēn, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (liban).

Verb[edit]

lifa (singular past indicative lifði, plural past indicative lifðu, past participle lifðr)

  1. to live
  2. to be alive

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Noun[edit]

lifa

  1. genitive singular of lif