licht

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch *līht, from Proto-West Germanic *lį̄ht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, of little weight
  2. (metonymically) easy, mild
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of licht
uninflected licht
inflected lichte
comparative lichter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial licht lichter het lichtst
het lichtste
indefinite m./f. sing. lichte lichtere lichtste
n. sing. licht lichter lichtste
plural lichte lichtere lichtste
definite lichte lichtere lichtste
partitive lichts lichters
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Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: lig
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: lekti
  • Negerhollands: licht, le, ligt

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

Noun[edit]

licht n (plural lichten, diminutive lichtje n)

  1. A light, illumination
  2. A light source
  3. (metonymically) inspiration (in z'n licht opsteken); a bright mind
    • 1992, A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Weerborstels, Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, page 52:
      Geen groot licht, die Bossche voddendief, maar ik deed het ermee.
      No genius, that rag thief from Den Bosch, but I made do with it.
Derived terms[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Afrikaans: lig
  • Berbice Creole Dutch: lekti
  • Negerhollands: ligt

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, bright
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of licht
uninflected licht
inflected lichte
comparative lichter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial licht lichter het lichtst
het lichtste
indefinite m./f. sing. lichte lichtere lichtste
n. sing. licht lichter lichtste
plural lichte lichtere lichtste
definite lichte lichtere lichtste
partitive lichts lichters
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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

Verb[edit]

licht

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of lichten
  2. imperative of lichten

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liecht, from Old High German lioht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Compare Dutch licht, English light.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

licht (strong nominative masculine singular lichter, comparative lichter, superlative am lichtesten)

  1. light, bright (luminescent)
  2. unobstructed, clear
    Du hast da eine lichte Stelle.
    You have an almost bald spot.

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Hunsrik[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German lioht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright, to shine, to see). Cognate with German Licht.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licht n

  1. light
    • Bible, Genesis 1:5
      Kot hot es licht "taach" kenënt un tii tunkelheet "naacht" kenënt.
      God called the light "day", and the darkness he called "night".

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Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Dutch *līht, from Proto-West Germanic *lį̄ht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

Adjective[edit]

licht

  1. light, not heavy
  2. lighthearted
  3. light, easy
Inflection[edit]

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Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

Noun[edit]

licht n

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. illumination
  4. sight, ability to see
  5. insight, knowledge
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-West Germanic *leuht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

Adjective[edit]

licht

  1. light, not dark
  2. shining, luminous
  3. light in colour
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Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lēoht, līht, līhtan, of Germanic origin.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

licht (plural lichts)

  1. A light.
  2. (in the plural) lichts - Lungs.

Verb[edit]

licht (third-person singular simple present lichts, present participle lichting, simple past lichted, past participle lichted)

  1. To light, lighten.

Adjective[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, bright.
  2. Light (not heavy).
  3. Underweight.

Adverb[edit]

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, lightly.