See also: Leben and lében

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Etymology edit

From Middle High German and Old High German lebēn, from Proto-West Germanic *libbjan, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (leave, cling, linger).

Cognate with Old Saxon libbian (Middle Low German leven, German Low German lęven, lewen (to live)), Dutch leven, English live, West Frisian libje, Old Norse lifa (Swedish leva), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (liban).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈleːbən/, [ˈleːbm̩], [ˈleːb(ə)n]
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Verb edit

leben (weak, third-person singular present lebt, past tense lebte, past participle gelebt, auxiliary haben)

  1. (intransitive) to live, to be alive
  2. (intransitive) to dwell, to reside
    Ich lebe in der Schillerstraße in der Nähe des Stadtzentrums.I live in the Schiller-street near the city's center.
    • 2010, Der Spiegel[1], number 35/2010, page 102:
      Es leben etwa 300 000 Bürger des ehemaligen Jugoslawien in der Schweiz, kaum ein Staat hat damals im Verhältnis zu seiner Einwohnerzahl so viele Flüchtlinge aufgenommen.
      There are (reside) about 300,000 citizens of the former Yugoslavia living in Switzerland, hardly any state took in so many refugees in relation to its population at that time.
  3. (intransitive) to live, to exist, to occupy a place
    Die Dinosaurier lebten für Jahrmillionen auf der Erde bevor der Mensch erschien.The dinosaurs existed on Earth for millions of years prior to the rise of man.
  4. (intransitive, hyperbolic) to cope with, to live with, to deal with
    Du wirst wohl damit leben müssen!You'll have to cope with it!
    Jeder muss mit seinen eigenen Problemen leben!Everybody has to deal with his own issues.

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Further reading edit

  • leben” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • leben” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • leben” in Duden online
  • leben” in OpenThesaurus.de
  •   leben on the German Wikipedia.Wikipedia de

Nubi edit

Etymology edit

From Arabic لَبَن (laban).

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lében

  1. milk

Old High German edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Proto-West Germanic *libbjan, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, related to Old English libban, Old Norse lifa. Ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (leave, cling, linger).

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lebēn

  1. to live
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  • Middle High German: leben

Etymology 2 edit

Derived from the verb lebēn.

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lebēn n

  1. life
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