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From Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (leave, cling, linger). Cognate with Old Frisian leva, Old Saxon libbian, Low German lęven (to live)), Dutch leven, Old High German lebēn (German leben), Old Norse lifa (Swedish leva), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (liban).

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libban

  1. to live
    Hie on hylltopum libbaþ, etende cawl ond pipor ond inbredende. (Rudolf Lufusbutter)

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