-lig

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See also: lig

Danish[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lig

  1. Forms adjectives from verbs, having the sense of "may be the object of"; -able.
  2. Forms adjectives from nouns, having the sense of "possessing characteristics of"; -ous, -ly, -like.
  3. Forms adjectives from nouns, having the sense of "occurring at such intervals"; -ly.
    dag + ‎-lig → ‎daglig
    år + ‎-lig → ‎årlig

Derived terms[edit]


Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse -ligr (-y, -ly, -like), from Proto-Germanic *-līkaz (-like, -ly), from *līką (body; corpse, dead body), from Proto-Indo-European *leyg- (similar, like; image, likeness).

Cognate with English -ly and German -lich

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liɡ/, /li/
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Suffix[edit]

-lig

  1. -le or -ly, used to form adjectives from nouns, the adjectives having the sense of "like or characteristic of what is denoted by the noun"
  2. -ly, used to form adverbs from nouns, the adverbs having the sense of "degree or characteristic of what is denoted by the noun"

Derived terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • “-lig” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • -lig” in The Ordnett Dictionary

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Suffix[edit]

-lig

  1. form removed with the spelling reform of 2012; superseded by -leg

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish -līker, from Old Norse -ligr, Proto-Germanic *-līkaz. Cognate with Icelandic -legur, Faroese -ligur, Norwegian Nynorsk -leg, Danish -lig and Norwegian Bokmål -lig.

Suffix[edit]

-lig

  1. -ly, -like; forms adjectives

Derived terms[edit]