Liev

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Leiv (Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German *līf, northern variant of līb, from Proto-Germanic *lībą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Liev m or n (plural Liever, diminutive Lievje)

  1. (Ripuarian) body

Usage notes[edit]

  • The word is now predominantly masculine, reinforced by German Leib m. Unlike the German word, the dialectal one is common and not elevated in style.