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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse ljúga, from Proto-Germanic *leuganą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to tell a lie).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /lyːvə/, [ˈlyːwə]

VerbEdit

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

  1. lie (tell an untruth)
  2. fib

Norwegian BokmålEdit

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EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lyve

  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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