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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.


German Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lif n ‎(genitive lives, dative live)

  1. Alternative form of Lief

Hausa[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English lift

Noun[edit]

lîf m

  1. elevator

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lif

  1. rafsi of lifri.

Middle Low German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Saxon līf, from Proto-Germanic *lībą, from Proto-Indo-European *lībʰ-. Cognate with Dutch lijf(body), English life, German Leib(body), Swedish liv(waist, life).

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. Cognate with Old Saxon līf(life, person) (Low German lif), Dutch lijf(body), Old High German līb (German Leib(body)), Old Norse líf (Swedish liv(life, waist)).

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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]

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

Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from English life.

Noun[edit]

lif ‎(plural lifs)

  1. life

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Welsh[edit]

Noun[edit]

lif

  1. Soft mutation of llif.