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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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