lig

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English

Etymology

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

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

Etymology 1

From Dutch liggen.

Verb

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

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

Etymology 2

From Dutch licht.

Adjective

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

From Dutch licht.

Noun

lig (plural ligte)

  1. light

Albanian

Etymology

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

Adjective

lig m (feminine lige)

  1. bad, worse, ill

Danish

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

From Old Norse líkr, from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz.

Adjective

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

  1. equal to
  2. like, similar to

Etymology 2

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

Noun

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. body, corpse
  2. crock (an old or broken-down vehicle)
Inflection
Synonyms

Etymology 3

From Old Norse lík (leech).

Noun

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. (nautical) leech
Inflection

Etymology 4

See ligge (to lie).

Pronunciation

Verb

lig

  1. Imperative of ligge.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Verb

lig

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

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Irish

Alternative forms

Etymology

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, Ancient Greek λείπω (leípō), Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍈𐌰𐌽 (leiƕan), Lithuanian lìkti.

Pronunciation

Verb

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

  1. to let, allow

Conjugation

Derived terms

Synonyms


Lojban

Rafsi

lig

  1. rafsi of sligu.

Old English

Alternative forms

Etymology

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

Noun

līġ m (nominative plural līgas)

  1. fire; flame

Descendants

  • Middle English: leye

Turkish

Etymology

From French ligue.

Noun

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

Noun

lig

  1. liquor