liefan

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laubijaną, related to Old English lēaf (leave, permission).

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līefan

  1. (transitive, West Saxon) to give leave; grant; allow; consent
  2. (transitive, West Saxon) to believe; trust; confide in
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *liubijaną, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, related to Old English lēof (lief, dear).

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līefan

  1. (intransitive) to be dear or pleasant; delight
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