alligi

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Esperanto[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From al- +‎ ligi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /alˈliɡi/
  • Hyphenation: al‧li‧gi
  • Rhymes: -iɡi

Verb[edit]

alligi (present alligas, past alligis, future alligos, conditional alligus, volitive alligu)

  1. to attach (to something), to tie on
    Li alligis sian azenon al kverko.
    He tied his donkey to an oak tree.
  2. (figuratively) to attach, connect (meaning, importance, etc.)
    Al la kontento de niaj klientoj ni alligas multe da graveco.
    We attach great importance to the satisfaction of our clients.
  3. to bind, link (establish a strong relationship between people)
    • L. L. Zamenhof (translator), Hamleto (Hamlet) by William Shakespeare, Act IV, Scene 7,
      Kaj, mi—ĉu el pasio aŭ el virto—
      Al ŝi mi estas tiel alligita,
      Ke, kiel stelo nur en sia rondo
      Sin povas movi, tiel mi sen ŝi
      Ne povas vivi.
      and for myself,-
      My virtue or my plague, be it either which,—
      She’s so conjunctive (lit. bound) to my life and soul
      That, as the star moves not but in his sphere,
      I could not but by her.

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