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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *galaubijaną (to believe, to hold valuable or pleasing), from *ga-laub- (dear, pleasing), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ- (like, love). Equivalent to ġe- +‎ līefan. Cognate with Old Saxon gilōvian (Low German glöven), Dutch geloven, Old High German gilouben (German glauben), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐌻𐌰𐌿𐌱𐌾𐌰𐌽 (galaubjan).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈjeˈliːy̯fɑn/, [ˈjeˈliːy̯vɑn]

VerbEdit

ġelīefan

  1. to believe
  2. to believe in

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