lippen

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English lipnen (to trust), of obscure origin. Perhaps an alteration of Middle English litnen (to trust), of North Germanic origin, compare Swedish lita (to trust, depend, rely on).

Verb[edit]

lippen (third-person singular simple present lippens, present participle lippening, simple past and past participle lippened)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To intrust; trust to (someone/something).
  2. (intransitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To trust; to expect; to depend or rely (on).
    Do not lippen to him! / I was lippening on you.

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  • Sense 2 usually with to or on.

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Noun[edit]

lippen

  1. Plural form of lip

Low German[edit]

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lippen (past singular lipp, past participle lippt, auxiliary verb hebben)

  1. to sob, to cry

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Scots[edit]

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lippen (third-person singular present lippens, present participle lippenin, past lippent, past participle lippent)

  1. (archaic) to trust, entrust
  2. to expect, count on

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