lit

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See also: Lit, lít, līt, lit., &lit, -lit, and Lit.

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English lihte, from Old English līhtte, first and third person singular preterit of līhtan (to light). More at light.

Verb[edit]

lit

  1. simple past tense and past participle of light (illuminate; start a fire; etc)
  2. simple past tense and past participle of light (alight: land, come down on)
    • 1896, Florence Merriam Bailey, A-birding on a Bronco, page 87:
      [] but finally [the bird] came to the tree and, after edging along falteringly, lit on a branch above them.
  3. (US, dialectal) To run or light (alight).
    • 1988, April 8, “Grant Pick”, in Johnny Washington's Life[1]:
      With that the kid lits off down the street, and, what do you know!

Adjective[edit]

lit (comparative more lit, superlative most lit)

  1. Illuminated.
    He walked down the lit corridor.
  2. (slang) intoxicated or under the influence of drugs; stoned.
  3. (slang) Sexually aroused (usually of a female), especially visibly sexually aroused.
  4. (slang) Excellent, fantastic; captivating.
    We ordered pizza and we're going to stay up all night. It's going to be lit.
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lit, lut, from Old English lȳt (little, few), from Proto-Germanic *lūtilaz (little, small), from Proto-Indo-European *lewd- (to cower, hunch over). Cognate with Old Saxon lut (little), Middle High German lützen (to make small or low, decrease). More at little.

Adjective[edit]

lit (comparative litter or more lit, superlative littest or most lit)

  1. (obsolete) Little.

Noun[edit]

lit (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Little.
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English lit, from Old Norse litr (colour, dye, complexion, face, countenance), from Proto-Germanic *wlitiz, *wlitaz (sight, face), from Proto-Indo-European *wel- (to see). Cognate with Icelandic litur (colour), Old English wlite (brightness, appearance, form, aspect, look, countenance, beauty, splendor, adornment), Old English wlītan (to gaze, look, observe).

Noun[edit]

lit (uncountable)

  1. (Britain dialectal) Colour; blee; dye; stain.
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Etymology 4[edit]

From Middle English litten, liten, from Old Norse lita (to colour), from litr (colour). See above.

Verb[edit]

lit (third-person singular simple present lits, present participle litting, simple past and past participle litted)

  1. (transitive) To colour; dye.

Etymology 5[edit]

Short for literature.

Noun[edit]

lit (uncountable)

  1. Abbreviation of literature.
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Faroese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From the verb líta (‘to view’)

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Noun[edit]

lit n (genitive singular lits, uncountable)

  1. short wink, view, look

Declension[edit]

Declension of lit (singular only)
n3s singular
indefinite definite
nominative lit litið
accusative lit litið
dative liti litinum
genitive lits litsins

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French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lectus.

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Noun[edit]

lit m (plural lits)

  1. bed
    Où est-il? Il dort dans son lit.
    Where is he? He's sleeping in his bed.

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Verb[edit]

lit

  1. third-person singular present indicative of lire
    Jean lit très souvent. - Jean reads very often.

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Icelandic[edit]

Noun[edit]

lit

  1. indefinite accusative singular of litur
  2. indefinite dative singular of litur

Lojban[edit]

Rafsi[edit]

lit

  1. rafsi of clite.

Norman[edit]

Noun[edit]

lit m (plural lits)

  1. Alternative form of llit (bed)

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

lit

  1. present tense of lita and lite
  2. imperative of lita and lite

Old French[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin lectus.

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Noun[edit]

lit m (oblique plural liz or litz, nominative singular liz or litz, nominative plural lit)

  1. bed

Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

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Noun[edit]

Chemical element
Li Previous: hel (He)
Next: beryl (Be)

lit m inan

  1. lithium
  2. (informal) lithium carbonate, a drug used in the treatment of bipolar disorder

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Noun[edit]

lit m anim

  1. litas (currency of Lithuania)

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Scottish Gaelic[edit]

Noun[edit]

lit f

  1. genitive singular of lite

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

lit c

  1. trust

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Volapük[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from German Licht and English light.

Noun[edit]

lit (plural lits)

  1. light
  2. illumination

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Zay[edit]

Noun[edit]

lit

  1. tree-bark

References[edit]

  • Initial SLLE Survey of the Zway Area by Klaus Wedekind and Charlotte Wedekind