ly

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See also: Ly, LY, , , -ly, .ly, ly., and ly-

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

ly (plural lys)

  1. (astronomy) Abbreviation of light-year.

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Afrikaans[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Dutch lijden.

Verb[edit]

ly (present ly, present participle lydende, past participle gely)

  1. to suffer

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Latin[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Ultimately from Latin ille, probably reborrowed from a vernacular Romance language.

Article[edit]

ly (definite)

  1. the (only in very specific circumstances)
    • 13th c., Thomas Aquinas, Scriptum super Sententiis
      Quia ly "se" potest esse ablativi casus... (Since the "se" can be in the ablative case...)

Usage notes[edit]

  • In nearly all circumstances, Latin does not use articles. "Ly" is not used to indicate the definiteness of a noun, but rather to indicate that the following word is being mentioned rather than used. As such, "ly <word>" can be accurately translated as "the word <word>" in most cases. "Ly" is only found in medieval and later Latin.

Lojban[edit]

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Cmavo[edit]

ly (selma'o BY2 )

  1. letteral for l

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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ly n (definite singular lyet, indefinite plural ly, definite plural lya or lyene)

  1. shelter

Vietnamese[edit]

Noun[edit]

(classifier cái) ly

  1. Alternative form of li

Westrobothnian[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hlýr.

Adjective[edit]

ly (neuter lytt)

  1. lukewarm
    lytt vär
    warm weather
  2. calm, quiet; of the elements

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  • lytt (calm, quiet)

Verb[edit]

ly

  1. to heat, to make lukewarm, thaw
    Ly vatten
    to heat cold water
    Ly nalta mjólk åt mäg!
    Heat upp some milk for me!
  2. mitigate temperature of liquid (hot water, so that it is tepid or just warm enough).

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse hlýða.

Verb[edit]

ly (preterite lydd, supine lydt)

  1. to hear, listen

Derived terms[edit]

  • lydt (audible, susceptible to sounds; calm, windless, so that sounds from far away can be heard.)