lib

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Abbreviation for various words beginning in lib-.

Abbreviation[edit]

lib

  1. liberal
  2. liberation
    women's lib
  3. library
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English libbe, from Old English lybb ‎(medicine, drug, potion, poison, charm), from Proto-Germanic *lubją ‎(wort, herb, drug, poison), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, *lewb- ‎(to peel, break, damage), from Proto-Indo-European *lew- ‎(to cut, remove, prune, separate). Cognate with German Luppe, Lüppe ‎(salve, ointment, plant juice, medicine, magic), Icelandic lyf ‎(medicine, drug).

Noun[edit]

lib ‎(plural libs)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A potion; magic potion; charm.

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English libben, related to Dutch lubben ‎(to castrate, emasculate), Dutch libbe ‎(a steer), lubbert ‎(a eunuch). Further relation uncertain. Possibly related to Old English *lybbian ‎(to doctor), from lybb (see above); or perhaps related to Old English lappa, læppa ‎(lappet, piece, section, lobe, portion, district). More at lop.

Verb[edit]

lib ‎(third-person singular simple present libs, present participle libbing, simple past and past participle libbed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To geld; castrate; emasculate (usually said of animals).
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Haitian Creole[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French libre ‎(free). 

Adjective[edit]

lib

  1. free

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lib

  1. rafsi of libjo.

Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lib ‎(plural libs)

  1. freedom

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