lygn

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse lygn, from Proto-Germanic *lugnijaz.

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lygn (comparative lygnari, superlative lygnastur)

  1. (of water, weather, etc.) still, calm
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Etymology 2[edit]

Attested in Icelandic since the 16th century. Possibly inherited, but likely a loanword from Old Saxon lugina, in either case ultimately from Proto-Germanic *lugīnō.

Noun[edit]

lygn f (genitive singular lygnar, no plural)

  1. (obsolete) lie, lies, falsehood
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Noun[edit]

lygn f (definite singular lygna, indefinite plural lygner, definite plural lygnene)

  1. a lie
    Han har fortald deg ei lygn.
    He has told you a lie.

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