lecgan

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lagjaną, a causative form of *ligjaną (Old English licgan), from Indo-European *legʰ-. Compare Old Frisian ledza, lega, leia, Old Saxon leggian, Old High German leggen, Old Norse leggja, Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐌲𐌾𐌰𐌽 (lagjan).

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lecgan (third-person sg present leġþ, third-person sg preterite leġde, past participle (ġe)leġd)

  1. to lay, to bring down, to prostrate
  2. to lay or place in a position of rest; to bury (a person)
    Se cyng lægde hi wið Eadward kyng hire hlaforde: the king laid her by King Edward her lord.
  3. to lay (an egg)
    Ægru lecgan: to lay eggs.

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