lif

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See also: lyf, LiF, and líf

English[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lif (uncountable)

  1. The fibre by which the petioles of the date palm are bound together, from which various kinds of cordage are made.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lif in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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German Low German[edit]

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Noun[edit]

lif n (genitive lives, dative live)

  1. Alternative form of Lief

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English lift.

Noun[edit]

lîf m

  1. elevator

Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

lif

  1. Alternative form of lyf
    • 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis:
      Sche preide unto the goddes so, / That sche receyveth al the wo / And deide hirself to give him lif.

Middle Low German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon līf, from Proto-Germanic *lībą.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lîf n (genitive lives, dative live)

  1. body
  2. life
  3. (figuratively) belly, abdomen

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lībą.

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Noun[edit]

līf n

  1. life
    Ah him lifes geweald. He has power over life. (Legend of St Andrew)

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lif n

  1. Obsolete spelling of liv

Declension[edit]

Declension of lif 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lif lifvet lif lifven
Genitive lifs lifvets lifs lifvens

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English life.

Noun[edit]

lif (plural lifs)

  1. life

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

lif

  1. Soft mutation of llif.