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See also: lyf, LiF, and líf

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EnglishEdit

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NounEdit

lif (uncountable)

  1. The fibre by which the petioles of the date palm are bound together, from which various kinds of cordage are made.

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for lif in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

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German Low GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lif n (genitive lives, dative live)

  1. Alternative form of Lief

HausaEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English lift.

NounEdit

lîf m

  1. elevator

Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

lif

  1. Alternative form of lyf
    • 1390, John Gower, Confessio Amantis:
      Sche preide unto the goddes so, / That sche receyveth al the wo / And deide hirself to give him lif.

Middle Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Saxon līf, from Proto-Germanic *lībą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lîf n (genitive lives, dative live)

  1. body
  2. life
  3. (figuratively) belly, abdomen

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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lībą.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

līf n

  1. life
    Ah him lifes geweald. He has power over life. (Legend of St Andrew)

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SwedishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lif n

  1. Obsolete spelling of liv

DeclensionEdit

Declension of lif 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative lif lifvet lif lifven
Genitive lifs lifvets lifs lifvens

VolapükEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English life.

NounEdit

lif (plural lifs)

  1. life

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WelshEdit

NounEdit

lif

  1. Soft mutation of llif.