lilie

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Czech[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lilie f

  1. lily

Further reading[edit]

  • lilie in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • lilie in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English lilie, from Latin līlia, plural of līlium, from Ancient Greek λείριον (leírion), from Fayyumic Coptic ϩⲗⲏⲣⲓ (hlēri) (compare Sahidic Coptic ϩⲣⲏⲣⲉ (hrēre)), from Demotic Demotic ḥrrj.png (ḥrry, flower), from Egyptian ḥrrt (flower).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈliliː(ə)/, /ˈleːliː(ə)/

Noun[edit]

lilie (plural lilies)

  1. Lilium candidum, its flower, or a similar plant (often used medicinally)
  2. A pure, good, and holy individual (e.g. Jesus, the Virgin Mary)
  3. (rare) A representation of a lily; a fleur-de-lis.
  4. (rare) Whiteness; the colour of a lily.

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Descendants[edit]

  • English: lily
  • Scots: lily

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