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Etymology 1Edit

Abbreviation for various words beginning in lib-.

NounEdit

lib (countable and uncountable, plural libs)

  1. liberal
    own the libs
  2. liberation
    women's lib
  3. library
  4. libertarian
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Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English libbe, from Old English lybb (medicine, drug, potion, poison, charm), from Proto-Germanic *lubją (wort, herb, drug, poison), from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-, *lewb- (to peel, break, damage), from Proto-Indo-European *lew- (to cut, remove, prune, separate). Cognate with German Luppe, Lüppe (salve, ointment, plant juice, medicine, magic), Icelandic lyf (medicine, drug).

NounEdit

lib (plural libs)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A potion; magic potion; charm.

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle English libben, related to Dutch lubben (to castrate, emasculate), Dutch libbe (a steer), lubbert (a eunuch). Further relation uncertain. Possibly related to Old English *lybbian (to doctor), from lybb (see above); or perhaps related to Old English lappa, læppa (lappet, piece, section, lobe, portion, district). More at lop.

VerbEdit

lib (third-person singular simple present libs, present participle libbing, simple past and past participle libbed)

  1. (transitive, Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) To geld; castrate; emasculate (usually said of animals).
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CzechEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lib

  1. second-person singular imperative of líbit

Haitian CreoleEdit

EtymologyEdit

From French libre (free)

AdjectiveEdit

lib

  1. free

IrishEdit

PronounEdit

lib

  1. Galway form of libh

Old High GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lībą.

NounEdit

līb m or n

  1. life
  2. livelihood
  3. body
  4. monastic life

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle High German: līp, līph, līf, līb

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lib

  1. second-person plural of la

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lib (nominative plural libs)

  1. freedom

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