lyve

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lyːvə/, [ˈlyːwə]

Verb[edit]

lyve (imperative lyv, infinitive at lyve, present tense lyver, past tense løj, past participle har løjet)

  1. lie (tell an untruth)
  2. fib

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie). Cognate with Danish lyve, Swedish ljuga, Gothic [script?] (liugan), German lügen, Dutch liegen, and English lie.

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Verb[edit]

lyve

  1. (intransitive) lie (to give false information intentionally)
    1867, Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt, Gyldendal (1898–1902), volume 3, page 267,
    Peer, du lyver!
    Peer, you're lying!
  2. (intransitive) lie (to convey a false image or impression)
    Bildet lyver
    The picture lies

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