lyft

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From the verb lyfta

Alternative forms[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyft n (definite singular lyftet, indefinite plural lyft, definite plural lyfta)

  1. lift. (the act of lifting, that which is lifted)

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

lyft

  1. inflection of lyfta:
    1. past participle
    2. imperative

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *luftuz.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lyft m or f or n

  1. air, atmosphere; the sky
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, On the Seasons of the Year
      Nis nā sēo orðung þe wē ūt blāwaþ and inn ātēoþ ūre sāwol, ac is sēo lyft þe wē on libbaþ on þissum dēadlīcan līfe.
      The breath that we draw in and blow out is not our soul, but the air that we live in in this mortal life.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "The Exaltation of the Holy Cross"
      Wynsum brǣþ āfylde þā lyft.
      A pleasant smell filled the air.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, On the Seasons of the Year
      Hæġl cymþ of reġndropum þanne hīe bēoþ ġefrorene ūp on þǣre lyfte, and swā siþþan feallaþ.
      Hail comes from raindrops when they are frozen up in the atmosphere, and so fall to the ground.
    • late 10th century, Ælfric, "St. Benedict, Abbot"
      And wæs þā swā stille weder þæt nān wolcn næs on þǣre lyfte ġesewen.
      And the weather was so calm that there wasn't a cloud in the sky.

Declension[edit]

Masculine
Feminine
Neuter

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Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

The adjective is past participle of lyfta.

Adjective[edit]

lyft

  1. lifted
    med lyfta händer
    with lifted hands

Usage notes[edit]

  • lyftna and lyftne (with n) are errors.

Declension[edit]

Inflection of lyft
Indefinite Positive Comparative Superlative2
Common singular lyft
Neuter singular lyft
Plural lyfta
Definite Positive Comparative Superlative
Masculine singular1 lyfte
All lyfta
1) Only used, optionally, to refer to things whose natural gender is masculine.
2) The indefinite superlative forms are only used in the predicative.

Noun[edit]

lyft c or n

  1. a lift (a tool)
  2. a lifting (an event)

Declension[edit]

Declension of lyft 1
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lyft lyften lyftar lyftarna
Genitive lyfts lyftens lyftars lyftarnas
Declension of lyft 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lyft lyftet lyft lyften
Genitive lyfts lyftets lyfts lyftens

Related terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

lyft

  1. supine of lyfta.
  2. imperative of lyfta.