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This Proto-Indo-European entry contains reconstructed words and roots. As such, the term(s) in this entry are not directly attested, but are hypothesized to have existed based on comparative evidence.




  1. to stick
  2. fat or sticky substance

Derived terms[edit]

  • *li-né-p-ti ~ *li-m-p-énti (nasal-infix present)
    • Indo-Iranian: *limpáti
  • *loyp-éye-ti (causative)
  • *lip-o-s
  • Unsorted formations:
    • Balto-Slavic:
    • Germanic: *lībaną (with unexpected voiced Verner alternant)
    • Germanic: *libjaną (to live, be alive)
    • Germanic: (possibly) *ainalif (eleven, literally one left), *twalif (twelve, literally two left) (see there for further descendants)
    • Germanic: (possibly) *librō (liver) (see there for further descendants)
    • Tocharian:
      • Tocharian B: lip (remain)