lyve

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish liughæ, lyffuæ, liffuæ, from Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie). Cognate with Swedish ljuga, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽 (liugan), German lügen, Dutch liegen, and English lie.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈlyːʋə], [ˈlyːʊ]

Verb[edit]

lyve (imperative lyv, infinitive at lyve, present tense lyver, past tense løj, perfect tense har løjet)

  1. to lie (tell an untruth)
  2. to fib

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Descendants[edit]

  • Norwegian: lyve

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Etymology[edit]

From Danish lyve, from Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie). Cognate with Swedish ljuga, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌲𐌰𐌽 (liugan), German lügen, Dutch liegen, and English lie.

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

lyve (imperative lyv, present tense lyver, passive lyves, simple past løy, past participle løyet, present participle lyvende)

  1. (intransitive) lie (to give false information intentionally)
    • 1867, Henrik Ibsen, Peer Gynt, Gyldendal (1898–1902), volume 3, page 267,
      Peer, du lyver!
      Peer, you're lying!
  2. (intransitive) lie (to convey a false image or impression)
    Bildet lyver
    The picture lies

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