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Synchronically, from ljuv +‎ -lig. Diachronically, from Old Norse ljúfligr, from Proto-Germanic *leubalīkaz.


ljuvlig (comparative ljuvligare, superlative ljuvligast)

  1. sweet (having a pleasant smell), lovely


Inflection of ljuvlig
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular ljuvlig ljuvligare ljuvligast
Neuter singular ljuvligt ljuvligare ljuvligast
Plural ljuvliga ljuvligare ljuvligast
Masculine plural3 ljuvlige ljuvligare ljuvligast
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 ljuvlige ljuvligare ljuvligaste
All ljuvliga ljuvligare ljuvligaste
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.
3) Dated or archaic