licgan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *liggjan, Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-.

Compare Old Frisian lidzia, Old Saxon liggian, Old High German liggen, Old Norse liggja, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (ligan).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlij.jɑn/, [ˈlid.d͡ʒɑn]

Verb[edit]

liċġan

  1. to lie (be in a horizontal position)
  2. to lie down
  3. to be located somewhere (often translated with "to be")
  4. to lead (e.g. of a road)

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: lien
    • English: lie, lig
    • Scots: lie
    • Yola: lee