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Is lien a Scrabble word?

Yes. The word lien is a Scrabble US word. The word lien is worth 4 points in Scrabble:

L1I1E1N1

Is lien a Scrabble UK word?

Yes. The word lien is a Scrabble UK word and has 4 points:

L1I1E1N1

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4 letters words from 'lien'

LIEN 4LINE 4

3 letters words from 'lien'

LEI 3LIE 3
LIN 3NIE 3
NIL 3 

2 letters words from 'lien'

EL 2EN 2
IN 2LI 2
NE 2 

All 4 letters words made out of lien

lien ilen lein elin ieln eiln line ilne lnie nlie inle nile leni elni lnei nlei enli neli ienl einl inel niel enil neil

Note: these 'words' (valid or invalid) are all the permutations of the word lien. These words are obtained by scrambling the letters in lien.

Definitions and meaning of lien

lien

Etymology 1

Borrowed from Middle French lien, from Latin ligāmen (a bond), from ligō (tie, bind).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈliːn/, /ˈliːən/
  • Homophone: lean (IPA(key): /liːn/)

Noun

lien (plural liens)

  1. (obsolete) A tendon.
  2. (law) A right to take possession of a debtor’s property as security until a debt or duty is discharged.
    • 2002, Colin Jones, The Great Nation, Penguin 2003, p. 7:
      Bodin deemed the king of France's power as absolute in the sense that the ruler was ‘absolved’ by divine sanction from legally binding liens and restrictions.
Derived terms
  • lienholder
Translations

Etymology 2

Alternative forms

  • lyen

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪən/

Verb

lien

  1. (biblical, archaic) Alternative form of lain

Etymology 3

Borrowed from Latin lien (spleen). Doublet of spleen.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ.in/, /ˈlaɪ.ən/

Noun

lien (plural lienes)

  1. (uncommon, possibly obsolete) The spleen.
    Synonym: milt
    • 1892, John Marie Keating, Henry Hamilton, John Chalmers Da Costa, A New Pronouncing Dictionary of Medicine:
      Li'enal. Pertaining to the lien or spleen; splenic.
    • 1914, Quain's Elements of Anatomy, volume 1, page 312:
      The lien or spleen (figs. 282 to 285) is a soft, highly vascular contractile and very elastic organ of a dark purplish colour. It is placed obliquely behind the stomach, [...]
Related terms
  • lienal, lienic

Further reading

  • lien on Wikipedia.Wikipedia

Anagrams

  • LEIN, LINE, Line, Neil, Niel, Nile, line

Cornish

Etymology

From Latin legendus

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈliːɛn]

Noun

lien m (plural liennow)

  1. literature

French

Etymology

From Middle French lien, from Old French lien, liem, from Latin ligāmen (bond), from ligō.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ljɛ̃/

Noun

lien m (plural liens)

  1. link

Derived terms

  • lien mort

Related terms

  • lier
  • relier

Further reading

  • “lien” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Latin

Alternative forms

  • liēnis m

Etymology

From Proto-Italic *lixēn-, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)liǵʰ, from *splǵʰ-ēn- (spleen). The -i- remains unexplained.

Cognate with Old Irish selg, Lithuanian blužnis, Ancient Greek σπλήν (splḗn), Old Armenian փայծաղն (pʿaycałn), Avestan 𐬯𐬞𐬆𐬭𐬆𐬰𐬀𐬥-(spərəzan-), Sanskrit प्लीहन् (plīhán). Doublet of splen.

Pronunciation

  • (Classical) IPA(key): /ˈli.eːn/, [ˈlieːn]
  • (Ecclesiastical) IPA(key): /ˈli.en/, [ˈliːɛn]

Noun

liēn m (genitive liēnis); third declension

  1. spleen

Declension

Third-declension noun.

References

  • lien in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • lien in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré Latin-Français, Hachette

Latvian

Verb

lien

  1. 2nd person singular present indicative form of līst
  2. 3rd person singular present indicative form of līst
  3. 3rd person plural present indicative form of līst
  4. 2nd person singular imperative form of līst
  5. (with the particle lai) 3rd person singular imperative form of līst
  6. (with the particle lai) 3rd person plural imperative form of līst

Livonian

Etymology

Related to Finnish lainata.

Verb

lien

  1. (Salaca) give a loan

Middle Dutch

Etymology 1

From Old Dutch *līan, from Proto-Germanic [Term?].

Verb

liën

  1. (transitive) to admit
  2. (transitive) to acknowledge, to be convinced
  3. (transitive) to declare
  4. (intransitive) to assent
Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Etymology 2

From Old Dutch līan, from Proto-West Germanic *līhwan, from Proto-Germanic *līhwaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leykʷ-.

Verb

liën

  1. (eastern) to lend
Inflection

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

Further reading

  • “liën (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “liën (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page liën
  • Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929) , “liën (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page liën

Middle English

Etymology 1

From Old English liċġan, from Proto-West Germanic *liggjan, from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną.

Verb

lien (third-person singular simple present lith, present participle liende, first-/third-person singular past indicative leie, past participle leien)

  1. to lie (be in a horizontal position)
Alternative forms
  • lie, li, lin, ligh, liȝ, liȝe, liȝen, lig, lige, ligen, liken, likken, liʒʒe, ligge, liggen, luggen
  • licgen, liȝge (early)
Descendants
  • English: lie, lig
  • Scots: lie
  • Yola: lee

References

  • “līen, v.(1).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 2

From Old English lēogan, from Proto-West Germanic *leugan, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą.

Verb

lien (third-person singular simple present lieth, present participle liende, first-/third-person singular past indicative legh, past participle louen)

  1. to lie (tell a falsehood)
Alternative forms
  • li, lie, lin, lighe, lighen, lige, ligen, liȝe, liȝen, liegh, lieȝe, lieȝen, le, lei, leie, leghen, legen, leȝe, leȝen, leiȝe, leiȝen
  • lih, lihe, lihen, leȝen, leoȝen, leioȝen, luȝen (early)
Descendants
  • English: lie
  • Scots: lee

References

  • “līen, v.(2).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 3

From Old French lier, liier (to tie up, connect), from Latin ligāre (to tie, bind).

Verb

lien (third-person singular simple present lieth, present participle liende, first-/third-person singular past indicative and past participle liid) (cooking)

  1. to thicken (a soup, etc.) by mixing
  2. to bind (ground meat, etc. with eggs, sauce, etc.)
  3. to coat (something with sauce, etc.)
Alternative forms
  • li, lie
Descendants
  • English: lye

References

  • “līen, v.(3).”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 4

From Middle French lien (tie, strap), from Latin ligāmen (bandage, band, tie).

Noun

lien (plural liens)

  1. bond, fetter
Alternative forms
  • lieine, leine
Descendants
  • English: lien

References

  • “līen, n.”, in MED Online, Ann Arbor, Mich.: University of Michigan, 2007.

Etymology 5

Noun

lien (plural liens)

  1. Alternative form of len

Middle French

Etymology

From Old French lien.

Noun

lien m (plural liens)

  1. tie; strap
  2. (by extension) link (association)

Descendants

  • French: lien
  • Middle English: lien
    • English: lien

Old French

Alternative forms

  • lïen (diareses not universally used in transcriptions of Old French)

Etymology

From Latin ligāmen.

Noun

lien m (oblique plural liens, nominative singular liens, nominative plural lien)

  1. tie; strap

Descendants

  • Middle French: lien
    • French: lien
    • Middle English: lien
      • English: lien

Swedish

Noun

lien

  1. definite singular of lie

Anagrams

  • Elin, ilen

Source: wiktionary.org
  • a right to keep possession of property belonging to another person until a debt due by that person is discharged.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)