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EtymologyEdit

Do the word liver have anything to do with the verb "to live"? 80.178.17.103 21:16, 19 January 2007 (UTC)

Of course, it has, but only in the sense "one who lives" - look the citaions page. English poetry discloses treasures of vocabulary which are under usual circumstances disregarded or hardly used by colloquial language. And the first etymology (the organ, not yet added) discloses striking similarities to Old Norse lifr, to German Leber (same organ) and according to most linguists, the word must have been the same in Gothic, but the places of the Old Testament (of Ulfila, you know) are lost, but the word is at any rate much the same. Greetings Bogorm 16:03, 16 August 2008 (UTC)