See also: Lib, LIB, līb, lib., and Lib.

EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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, lyb (medicine, drug, potion, poison, charm), from Proto-West Germanic *lubi, 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. (UK 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, UK 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-West Germanic *līb.

NounEdit

līb m or n

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

DeclensionEdit

Masculine declension:

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DescendantsEdit

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

Old IrishEdit

PronunciationEdit

PronounEdit

lib

  1. second-person plural of la
    • c. 800, Würzburg Glosses on the Pauline Epistles, published in Thesaurus Palaeohibernicus (reprinted 1987, Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies), edited and with translations by Whitley Stokes and John Strachan, vol. I, pp. 499–712, Wb. 14a8
      Níba cuit adíll ⁊ cucuibsi, acht ainfa lib, ar nídad foirbthi-si; it foirbthi immurgu Macidonii.
      It will not be merely a passing visit to you pl, but I will remain with you, for you are not perfect; the Macedonians, however, are perfect.

VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lib (nominative plural libs)

  1. freedom

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