lieb

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Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liep, from Old High German liob, liub, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz. Cognate with German lieb, Dutch lief, English lief, Icelandic ljúfur.

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lieb (comparative lieber, superlative liebscht)

  1. dear

Declension[edit]

Declension of lieb
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative/accusative liebi liebi liebi liebe
dative liebe liebe liebe liebe
Strong inflection nominative/accusative liebe liebi liebs liebi
dative liebe liebe liebe liebe

Other forms - Voralberg:

Strong masc. sg. nom.: lieba
Mixed masc. sg. dat.: lieba
Weak masc. sg. dat.: lieba
Weak ntr. sg. nom. & acc.: lieb

Other forms - Lörrach:

Strong masc. sg. nom.: lieb
Mixed fem. sg. nom.: liebe
Weak masc. sg. nom.: lieb

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East Central German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Cognate to German lieb.

Adjective[edit]

lieb

  1. (Silesian) dear

Declension[edit]

In dialects which have -a and not -en where SHG and MHG have -en:

Strong Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes liebe
(lieba)
Dative liebem lieber liebem lieba
Accusative lieba ? liebe ? liebes ? [Term?] ?
Mixed Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes lieba
Dative lieba lieba lieba lieba
Accusative lieba liebe liebes lieba ?
Weak Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative liebe liebe liebe lieba
Dative lieba lieba lieba lieba ?
Accusative lieba liebe liebe lieba
  • Note: In some dialects of Gebirgsschlesisch it can also be lieb and inflected liew-.

In dialects which have -en and not -a where SHG and MHG have -en:

Strong Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes
lieb
liebe
Dative liebem lieber liebem lieben ?
Accusative lieben liebe ? liebes ?
lieb ?
liebe ?
Mixed Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes
lieb
lieben
Dative lieben lieben lieben ? lieben
Accusative lieben liebe liebes
lieb
lieben
Weak Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative liebe liebe liebe lieben
Genitive lieben
(rare, elevated)
lieben
(rare, elevated)
lieben
(rare, elevated)
lieben
(rare, elevated)
Dative lieben lieben lieben lieben
Accusative lieben liebe liebe lieben

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Adjective[edit]

lieb

  1. (Mansfeld, Rudolstadt, Altenburg) dear

Declension[edit]

Strong Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes liebe
Dative lieben lieber lieben lieben
Accusative lieben ? liebe ? liebes ? liebe ?
Mixed Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe liebes lieben
Dative lieben lieber lieben lieben
Accusative lieben liebe liebes lieben
Weak Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative liebe liebe liebe lieben
Genitive lieben
(Rudolstadt, Altenburg)
lieben
(Rudolstadt, Altenburg)
lieben
(Rudolstadt, Altenburg)
lieben
(Rudolstadt, Altenburg)
Dative lieben lieben lieben lieben
Accusative lieben liebe liebe lieben

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Adjective[edit]

lieb

  1. (Oberlausitz) dear

Declension[edit]

Strong Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber liebe [Term?] liebe
Genitive lieber
Dative lieb'm [Term?] [Term?] lieb'n
Accusative lieb'n ? liebe ? [Term?] liebe ?
Mixed Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative lieber, lieb'r liebe liebes, lieb's lieb'n
Dative lieb'n lieb'r lieb'n ? lieb'n
Accusative lieb'n ? liebe liebes, lieb's lieb'n
Weak Masculine Singular Feminine Singular Neuter Singular Plural of all Genders
Nominative liebe liebe liebe lieb'n
Genitive lieb'n lieb'n lieb'n lieb'n
Dative lieben, lieb'n lieb'n lieb'n ? lieb'n
Accusative lieb'n liebe liebe lieb'n

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German[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German liep, from Old High German liob, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-. Compare Dutch lief, archaic English lief.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /liːp/
  • (file)

Adjective[edit]

lieb (comparative lieber, superlative am liebsten)

  1. lovable; dear; darling; sweet; good-hearted; kind
    Danke! Das ist sehr lieb von dir.
    Thank you! That's very sweet of you.
  2. (of a child or animal also) good; well-behaved
    Synonym: brav
  3. (in or as an address) dear
Declension[edit]
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Further reading[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lieb

  1. singular imperative of lieben
  2. (colloquial) first-person singular present of lieben
Alternative forms[edit]
  • lieb' (1st ps. sg. indicative present active)