ljuga

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See also: leogan, ljúga, and ljúğa

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From Old Norse ljúga.

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ljuga (present tense lyg, past tense laug, past participle loge, passive infinitive ljugast, present participle ljugande, imperative ljug)

  1. to lie (tell an intentional untruth)

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish liūgha, from Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie). Cognate with Danish lyve, Faroese ljúgva (whence lúgva), Icelandic ljúga, Norwegian Bokmål lyve and Norwegian Nynorsk ljuga.

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  • IPA(key): /²jʉːɡa/
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ljuga (present ljuger, preterite ljög, supine ljugit, imperative ljug)

  1. to lie, to tell an untruth
    Politikerna drar sig inte för att ljuga sina väljare rakt upp i ansiktet.
    The politicians do not hesitate to lie to their voters straight to their faces.
    Jag skulle ljuga, om jag sade, att jag älskar människorna.
    I would be lying if I said that I loved mankind.

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