liss

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lis, lisse, lysse, from Old English liss, līs, līþs (grace, favor, love, kindness, mercy, joy, peace, rest, remission, forgiveness, alleviation, salvation), from Proto-Germanic *linþisjō (rest), from Proto-Indo-European *lent- (bendsome, resilient). Cognate with Danish lise (solace, relief), Swedish lisa (solace, relief). Related to Old English līþe (lithe, soft, gentle, meek, mild, serene, benign, gracious, pleasant, sweet). See lithe.

Noun[edit]

liss (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Relief; ease; abatement; cessation; release.
  2. (obsolete) Comfort; happiness.
  3. (obsolete, Britain dialectal) A respite from pain.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lissen, lyssen, from Old English lissan (to subdue), from Old English liss. Cognate with Swedish lisa (to soften, weaken). See above.

Verb[edit]

liss (third-person singular simple present lisses, present participle lissing, simple past and past participle lissed)

  1. (obsolete, transitive) To ease; lighten; relieve; abate.
  2. (obsolete, Britain dialectal) To cease; stop.

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