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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch *līht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

AdjectiveEdit

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, of little weight
  2. (metonymically) easy, mild
InflectionEdit
Inflection of licht
uninflected licht
inflected lichte
comparative lichter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial licht lichter het lichtst
het lichtste
indefinite m./f. sing. lichte lichtere lichtste
n. sing. licht lichter lichtste
plural lichte lichtere lichtste
definite lichte lichtere lichtste
partitive lichts lichters
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

NounEdit

licht n (plural lichten, diminutive lichtje n)

  1. A light, illumination
  2. A light source
  3. (metonymically) inspiration (in z'n licht opsteken); a bright mind
    • 1992, A. F. Th. van der Heijden, Weerborstels, Em. Querido's Uitgeverij, page 52:
      Geen groot licht, die Bossche voddendief, maar ik deed het ermee.
      No genius, that rag thief from Den Bosch, but I made do with it.
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Middle Dutch licht, from Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

AdjectiveEdit

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtst)

  1. light, bright
InflectionEdit
Inflection of licht
uninflected licht
inflected lichte
comparative lichter
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial licht lichter het lichtst
het lichtste
indefinite m./f. sing. lichte lichtere lichtste
n. sing. licht lichter lichtste
plural lichte lichtere lichtste
definite lichte lichtere lichtste
partitive lichts lichters
AntonymsEdit
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

licht

  1. first-, second- and third-person singular present indicative of lichten
  2. imperative of lichten

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German liecht, from Old High German lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk-. Compare Dutch licht, English light.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

licht (comparative lichter, superlative am lichtesten)

  1. light, bright (luminescent)
  2. unobstructed, clear
    Du hast da eine lichte Stelle.
    You have an almost bald spot.

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HunsrikEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German lioht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (bright, to shine, to see). Cognate with German Licht.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

licht n

  1. light
    • Bible, Genesis 1:5
      Kot hot es licht "taach" kenënt un tii tunkelheet "naacht" kenënt.
      God called the light "day", and the darkness he called "night".

AntonymsEdit

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Middle DutchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Dutch *līht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lengʷʰ-.

AdjectiveEdit

licht

  1. light, not heavy
  2. lighthearted
  3. light, easy
InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit
  • Dutch: licht
  • Limburgish: lich, leech

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

NounEdit

licht n

  1. light
  2. daylight
  3. illumination
  4. sight, ability to see
  5. insight, knowledge
InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Alternative formsEdit
DescendantsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Dutch lieht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light; bright; to shine).

AdjectiveEdit

licht

  1. light, not dark
  2. shining, luminous
  3. light in colour
InflectionEdit

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

DescendantsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • licht (I)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • licht (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • licht (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “licht (I)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page I

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “licht (II)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page II

Verwijs, E.; Verdam, J. (1885–1929), “licht (III)”, in Middelniederlandsch Woordenboek, The Hague: Martinus Nijhoff, →ISBN, page III


ScotsEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

licht (plural lichts)

  1. A light.
  2. (in the plural) lichts - Lungs.

VerbEdit

licht (third-person singular present lichts, present participle lichting, past lichted, past participle lichted)

  1. To light, lighten.

AdjectiveEdit

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, bright.
  2. Light (not heavy).
  3. Underweight.

AdverbEdit

licht (comparative lichter, superlative lichtest)

  1. Light, lightly.