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LIG 4 

2 letters words from 'lig'

GI 3LI 2

All 3 letters words made out of lig

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Definitions and meaning of lig

lig

Etymology

From Middle English liggen, from Old English licgan (to lie, be situated, be at rest, remain) and Old Norse liggja (to lie). More at lie.

Verb

lig (third-person singular simple present ligs, present participle ligging, simple past and past participle ligged)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To lie; be in a prostrate or recumbent position.
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  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To lay.

Derived terms

  • lig down
  • lig on
  • lig out

Related terms

  • ligger

Anagrams


Afrikaans

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ləχ/

Etymology 1

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz.

Adjective

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of weight) light; not heavy
  2. (figurative) slight; mild

Etymology 2

From Dutch lichten, derived from etymology 1.

Verb

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. (transitive) to lift, to raise
  2. (transitive) to weigh (the anchor)

Etymology 3

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą (noun) and *leuhtaz (adjective).

Noun

lig (plural ligte)

  1. light

Adjective

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of color or complexion) light; pale; not dark

Etymology 4

From Dutch lichten, from Proto-Germanic *liuhtijaną, derived from etymology 3.

Verb

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. to shine; to be or become light

See also

  • liggende

Albanian

Etymology

From Proto-Albanian *liga, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ligos (indigent, needy, ill). Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀλίγος (olígos, small, little), Lithuanian ligà (illness), Old Irish líach (wretched).

Adjective

i lig m (feminine e ligë, masculine plural lig, feminine plural të liga)

  1. evil, wicked
  2. bad, nasty
  3. ill, sick
  4. weak, cowardly
  5. (dialectal) pregnant, with child

Czech

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈlɪk]

Noun

lig f

  1. genitive plural of liga

Danish

Etymology 1

From Old Norse líkr, glíkr, from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz, cognate with English alike, like, German gleich, Dutch gelijk. A compound of *ga- (co-) +‎ *-līkaz (-like)

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈliˀ]

Adjective

lig (neuter ligt or lig, plural and definite singular attributive lig)

  1. equal to
  2. like, similar to

References

  • “lig,2” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2

From Old Norse lík (body), from Proto-Germanic *līką, cognate with English lich, German Leiche, Dutch lijk..

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈliˀ]

Noun

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. body, corpse
  2. crock (an old or broken-down vehicle)
Inflection

Synonyms

  • kadaver

References

  • “lig,1” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 3

From Old Norse lík (leech), borrowed from Middle Low German līk, from Proto-Germanic *līką (bolt-rope), cognate with Dutch lijk and English leech. The noun belongs to the Proto-Indo-European root *leyǵ- (to bind), compare Latin ligō (to tie).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈliˀ]

Noun

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. (nautical) leech
Inflection

References

  • “Lig,2” in Ordbog over det danske Sprog

Etymology 4

See the etymology of the main entry.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [ˈleɡ̊], Template:proscribed IPA(key): [ˈlɛɡ̊]

Verb

lig

  1. imperative of ligge

Dutch

Pronunciation

  • Rhymes: -ɪx
  • IPA(key): /lɪx/

Verb

lig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liggen
  2. imperative of liggen

Anagrams

  • gil

Irish

Alternative forms

  • leig (superseded)
  • léig (archaic)
  • leog (Munster)

Etymology

From earlier léig, from Old Irish léicid, from Proto-Celtic *linkʷīti, from Proto-Indo-European *linékʷti, nasal-infix present of *leykʷ- (to leave). Cognate with Sanskrit रिणक्ति (riṇákti), Latin linquō, Ancient Greek λείπω (leípō), Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍈𐌰𐌽 (leiƕan), Lithuanian lìkti.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈl̠ʲɪɟ/

Verb

lig (present analytic ligeann, future analytic ligfidh, verbal noun ligean, past participle ligthe)

  1. to let, allow

Conjugation

Synonyms

  • ceadaigh
  • lamháil
  • leomh

Derived terms

Further reading

  • Gregory Toner, Maire Ní Mhaonaigh, Sharon Arbuthnot, Dagmar Wodtko, Maire-Luise Theuerkauf, editors (2019) , “léicid”, in eDIL: Electronic Dictionary of the Irish Language
  • “leigim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 431.
  • "lig" in Foclóir Gaeilge–Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “lig” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “lig” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

Maguindanao

Noun

lig

  1. (anatomy) neck

Old English

Alternative forms

  • līeġ

Etymology

From Proto-West Germanic *laugi, from Proto-Germanic *laugiz (fire, flame, lightning), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (light; white; to shine). Cognate with Old High German loug, Old Norse lǫygr, log, loga (flame, low). More at low.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /liːj/

Noun

līġ m (nominative plural līgas)

  1. fire; flame

Descendants

  • Middle English: lye, lei, lyȝ

Polish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /lʲik/
  • Homophone: lik

Noun

lig f

  1. genitive plural of liga

Turkish

Etymology

Borrowed from French ligue.

Noun

lig (definite accusative ligi, plural ligler)

  1. league (organization of sports teams)

Declension


Volapük

Noun

lig

  1. liquor

Yogad

Noun

lig

  1. (anatomy) neck

Source: wiktionary.org
  • to lie.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)