lige

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See also: ligę

English[edit]

Verb[edit]

lige (third-person singular simple present liges, present participle liging, simple past and past participle liged)

  1. (obsolete) To lie; to tell lies.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 lige in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]


Danish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈliːə], [ˈliːi]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse líki, from Proto-Germanic *galīkô, cognate with Old English ġelīca (English like) and Old High German gilīhho (German seinesgleichen). Definite form of the adjective *galīkaz (same, like)

Noun[edit]

lige (uninflected)

  1. like, match

Etymology 2[edit]

Originally the definite form of lig.

Adjective[edit]

lige (uninflected)

  1. straight, not bent
  2. equal
  3. (mathematics, of an integer) even (being of the form , where is an integer)
  4. (mathematics, of a function) even (such that )
Coordinate terms[edit]

Etymology 3[edit]

From Old Norse líka, from Proto-Germanic *galīkê, cognate with English like, German gleich. Adverb from the adjective Proto-Germanic *galīkaz (same, like), see lig.

Adverb[edit]

lige

  1. just, recently
  2. just, merely, simply
  3. just, exactly

French[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

lige (plural liges)

  1. liege

Further reading[edit]


Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lige

  1. present subjunctive analytic of lig

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Disputed; thought to be of Germanic origin. See English liege.

Noun[edit]

lige m (oblique plural liges, nominative singular liges, nominative plural lige)

  1. liege; liegeman; vassal

Descendants[edit]

  • English: liege

Old Irish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Celtic *legyom, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie (down)).

Noun[edit]

lige n

  1. verbal noun of laigid
  2. lying down, reclining, sleeping
    • c. 815-840, published in "The Monastery of Tallaght", in Proceedings of the Royal Irish Academy (1911-1912, Royal Irish Academy), edited and with translations by Edward J. Gwynn and Walter J. Purton, vol. 29, pp. 115–179, paragraph 85,
      Nicon fordamar suide nó ligi do fir díob con·gabsat an deorad iterum.
      [Adamnan] did not allow them to sit or lie down unless they receive the stranger again.
  3. bed, couch
    • c. 800–825, Diarmait, Milan Glosses on the Psalms, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 7–483, Ml. 55c19
      Cid in tan no·mbíth inna ligiu, ba ac imrádud chloíne no·bíth.
      Even when he used to be in his bed, he used to be meditating iniquity.
  4. (figuratively) grave
Inflection[edit]
Neuter io-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative lige ligeL ligeL
Vocative ligi ligeL ligeL
Accusative lige ligeL ligeL
Genitive ligiL ligeL ligeN
Dative ligiuL ligib ligib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization
Synonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun[edit]

lige f

  1. verbal noun of ligid
  2. licking
Inflection[edit]
Feminine iā-stem
Singular Dual Plural
Nominative ligeL ligiL ligi
Vocative ligeL ligiL ligi
Accusative ligiN ligiL ligi
Genitive lige ligeL ligeN
Dative ligiL ligib ligib
Initial mutations of a following adjective:
  • H = triggers aspiration
  • L = triggers lenition
  • N = triggers nasalization

Mutation[edit]

Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
lige
also llige after a proclitic
lige
pronounced with /l(ʲ)-/
unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Turkish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lige

  1. dative singular of lig