lig

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English liggen, from Old English licgan (to lie, be situated, be at rest, remain) and Old Norse liggja (to lie). More at lie.

Verb[edit]

lig (third-person singular simple present ligs, present participle ligging, simple past and past participle ligged)

  1. (intransitive, UK dialectal) To lie; be in a prostrate or recumbent position.
  2. (transitive, UK dialectal) To lay.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch liggen.

Verb[edit]

lig (present lig, present participle liggende, past participle gelig)

  1. (intransitive) to lie, to be lying down
  2. (intransitive) to be situated

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch licht.

Adjective[edit]

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of weight) light; not heavy
    Die tas is lig. (The suitcase is light.)
  2. (of color or complexion) light; pale; not dark
    Hy dra 'n ligblou hemp. (He wears a light blue shirt.)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch licht.

Noun[edit]

lig (plural ligte)

  1. light

Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *alig-, from Proto-Indo-European *h3lig-o- 'indigent, needy, ill'. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀλίγος (oligos, small, little), Lithuanian ligas (ill, worse), ligà (illness), Latvian liga (epidemic disease).

Adjective[edit]

lig m (feminine lige)

  1. bad, worse, ill

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse líkr.

Adjective[edit]

lig (neuter ligt or lig, definite and plural lig)

  1. equal to
  2. like, similar to

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lík (body), from Proto-Germanic *līką, from Proto-Indo-European *līg-.

Noun[edit]

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. body, corpse
  2. crock (an old or broken-down vehicle)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse lík (leech).

Noun[edit]

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. (nautical) leech
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Etymology 4[edit]

See ligge (to lie).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig

  1. Imperative of ligge.

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liggen
  2. imperative of liggen

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Irish[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From earlier léig, from Old Irish léicid, from Proto-Celtic *linkʷo-, from Proto-Indo-European *li-n-kʷ-, present stem of *leykʷ-. Cognate with Sanskrit रिणक्ति (riṇákti), Latin linquō, Greek λείπω (leipō), Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍈𐌰𐌽 (leiƕan), Lithuanian lìkti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig (present analytic ligeann, future analytic ligfidh, verbal noun ligean, past participle ligthe)

  1. to let, allow

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Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lig

  1. rafsi of sligu.

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laugiz (fire, flame, lightning), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (light; white; to shine). Cognate with Old High German loug, Old Norse lǫygr, log, loga (flame, low). More at low.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

līġ m (nominative plural līgas)

  1. fire; flame

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: leye

Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French ligue.

Noun[edit]

lig

  1. league (organization of sports teams)


This Turkish entry was created from the translations listed at league. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see lig in the Turkish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2009


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lig

  1. liquor