See also: Lieb

Alemannic GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German liep, from Old High German liob, liub, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz. Cognate with German lieb, Dutch lief, English lief, Icelandic ljúfur.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

lieb (comparative lieber, superlative liebscht)

  1. dear

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lieb
masculine feminine neuter plural
Weak inflection nominative/accusative liebi liebi liebi liebe
dative liebe liebe liebe liebe
Strong inflection nominative/accusative liebe liebi liebs liebi
dative liebe liebe liebe liebe

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German liep, from Old High German liob, from Proto-Germanic *leubaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewbʰ-. Compare Dutch lief, archaic English lief.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /liːp/
  • (file)

AdjectiveEdit

lieb (comparative lieber, superlative am liebsten)

  1. lovable; dear; darling; sweet; good-hearted; kind
  2. (of a child or animal also) good; well-behaved
    Synonym: brav
  3. (in or as an address) dear
    • 1784: Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller, Kabale und Liebe
      Ihr steht bestürzt, guten Leute, erwartet angstvoll, wie sich das Räthsel entwickeln wird?--Kommt näher, meine Lieben! – Ihr dientet mir redlich und warm []
      You stand dismayed, good people, worry fearfully how the riddle will develop? – Come closer, my dears! – You served me fairly and warmly []

DeclensionEdit

Related termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • lieb in Duden online