lig

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See also: -lig and lig-

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English liggen, from Old English licgan (to lie, be situated, be at rest, remain) and Old Norse liggja (to lie). More at lie.

Verb[edit]

lig (third-person singular simple present ligs, present participle ligging, simple past and past participle ligged)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To lie; be in a prostrate or recumbent position.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To lay.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz.

Adjective[edit]

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of weight) light; not heavy
    Die tas is lig.
    The suitcase is light.
  2. (figuratively) slight; mild
    Daar het 'n ligte wind gewaai.
    A slight wind was blowing.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Dutch lichten, derived from etymology 1.

Verb[edit]

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. (transitive) to lift, to raise
  2. (transitive) to weigh (the anchor)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą (noun) and *leuhtaz (adjective).

Noun[edit]

lig (plural ligte)

  1. light
    Blou lig het die kortste golflengte van die primêre kleure.
    Blue light has the shortest wavelength among primary colours.

Adjective[edit]

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of color or complexion) light; pale; not dark
    Hy dra 'n ligblou hemp.
    He wears a light blue shirt.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Dutch lichten, from Proto-Germanic *liuhtijaną, derived from etymology 3.

Verb[edit]

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. to shine; to be or become light
    Supernova's is geweldig ligtende uitbarstings van massiewe sterre.
    Supernovas are immensely shining explosions of massive stars.

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Albanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Albanian *liga, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ligos ‘indigent, needy, ill’. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀλίγος (olígos, small, little), Lithuanian ligà ‘illness’, Old Irish líach ‘wretched’.

Adjective[edit]

i lig m (feminine e ligë, masculine plural ligj, feminine plural liga)

  1. evil, wicked
  2. bad, nasty
  3. ill, sick
  4. weak, cowardly
  5. (dialectal) pregnant, with child

Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse líkr, from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz.

Adjective[edit]

lig (neuter ligt or lig, plural and definite singular attributive lig)

  1. equal to
  2. like, similar to

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse lík (body), from Proto-Germanic *līką, from Proto-Indo-European *līg-.

Noun[edit]

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. body, corpse
  2. crock (an old or broken-down vehicle)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse lík (leech).

Noun[edit]

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. (nautical) leech
Inflection[edit]

Etymology 4[edit]

See ligge (to lie).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig

  1. imperative of ligge

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Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liggen
  2. imperative of liggen

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Irish[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From earlier léig, from Old Irish léicid, from Proto-Celtic *linkʷīti, from Proto-Indo-European *linékʷti, nasal-infix present of *leykʷ- (to leave). Cognate with Sanskrit रिणक्ति (riṇákti), Latin linquō, Ancient Greek λείπω (leípō), Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍈𐌰𐌽 (leiƕan), Lithuanian lìkti.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lig (present analytic ligeann, future analytic ligfidh, verbal noun ligean, past participle ligthe)

  1. to let, allow

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Further reading[edit]

  • léicid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “leigim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 431.
  • "lig" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “lig” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “lig” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lig

  1. rafsi of sligu.

Maguindanao[edit]

Noun[edit]

lig

  1. (anatomy) neck

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laugiz (fire, flame, lightning), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (light; white; to shine). Cognate with Old High German loug, Old Norse lǫygr, log, loga (flame, low). More at low.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

līġ m (nominative plural līgas)

  1. fire; flame

Descendants[edit]


Turkish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from French ligue.

Noun[edit]

lig (definite accusative ligi, plural ligler)

  1. league (organization of sports teams)

Declension[edit]

Inflection
Nominative lig
Definite accusative ligi
Singular Plural
Nominative lig ligler
Definite accusative ligi ligleri
Dative lige liglere
Locative ligde liglerde
Ablative ligden liglerden
Genitive ligin liglerin


This Turkish entry was created from the translations listed at league. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see lig in the Turkish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2009


Volapük[edit]

Noun[edit]

lig

  1. liquor