longer

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English longer, longere, normalisation of Middle English lenger, lengere (longer), from Old English lengra (longer), from Proto-Germanic *langizô (longer), comparative of Proto-Germanic *langaz (long), equivalent to long +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian laanger (longer), West Frisian langer (longer), Dutch langer (longer), German länger (longer), Danish længere (longer), Swedish längre (longer), Icelandic lengri (longer).

Adjective[edit]

longer

  1. comparative form of long: more long

Adverb[edit]

longer

  1. comparative form of long: more long
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Etymology 2[edit]

long (yearn) +‎ -er

Noun[edit]

longer (plural longers)

  1. One who longs or yearns for something.

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Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: interest · brother · I've · #475: longer · paid · art · neither

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Verb[edit]

longer

  1. to walk along, run along

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Conjugation[edit]

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written longe- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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