Liv

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See also: liv, LIV, lív, and Lív

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Liv

  1. A diminutive of the female given names Olive and Olivia.
    • 2012, Jonathan Dennis, The good die and the bad live on (page 209)
      I had my essay on a memory stick so it just needed to be printed out in the Arts Fac; I'd intended to re-read it for sense but meeting Liv seemed more important.

Noun[edit]

Liv ‎(plural Livs)

  1. A member of the Livonian people.
    • 1995, Andrejs Plakans, The Latvians: A Short History (page 16)
      We must assume that possession of the lands occupied by the Livs was simply asserted, just as designating the entire littoral as Livonia was asserted before the territory was fully conquered.

Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlíf(protection), today associated with the vocabulary word liv(life).

Proper noun[edit]

Liv

  1. A female given name.

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Norwegian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse hlíf(protection), today associated with the vocabulary word liv(life). In Norse mythology Lif is the woman who will survive Ragnarok.

Proper noun[edit]

Liv

  1. A female given name.

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Kristoffer Kruken - Ola Stemshaug: Norsk personnamnleksikon, Det Norske Samlaget, Oslo 1995, ISBN 82-521-4483-7
  • [1] Statistisk sentralbyrå, Namnestatistikk: 24 949 females with the given name Liv living in Norway on January 1st 2011, with the frequency peak in the 1940s. Accessed on April 18th, 2011.