See also: lǐfà and lǐfǎ

IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse lifa, from Proto-Germanic *libjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (leave, cling, linger) (cognate with Faroese liva, Swedish leva, Danish and Norwegian leve, Dutch leven, German leben, English live).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lifa (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative lifði, supine lifað)

  1. (intransitive) to live
    • Genesis 5:3 (Icelandic, English)
      Adam lifði hundrað og þrjátíu ár. Þá gat hann son í líking sinni, eftir sinni mynd, og nefndi hann Set.
      When Adam had lived 130 years, he had a son in his own likeness, in his own image; and he named him Seth.
  2. (transitive, governs the accusative) to experience something
  3. (transitive, intransitive, governs the accusative) to survive, to endure, to come through
    Ég lifi.
    I'll come through.
  4. (intransitive, of fire) to burn
    Eldurinn lifir.
    The fire is burning.

ConjugationEdit

This verb needs an inflection-table template.

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *libjaną (to live, to be alive), from Proto-Indo-European *leyp- (to leave, cling, linger). Cognate with Old English libban, Old Frisian leva, Old Saxon libbian, Old Dutch libben, Old High German lebēn, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌱𐌰𐌽 (liban).

VerbEdit

lifa (singular past indicative lifði, plural past indicative lifðu, past participle lifðr)

  1. to live
  2. to be alive

ConjugationEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Danish: leve
  • Faroese: liva
  • Icelandic: lifa

ReferencesEdit

  • lifa in Geir T. Zoëga (1910) A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, Oxford: Clarendon Press

SwaziEdit

EtymologyEdit

From li- +‎ -fa.

NounEdit

lîfá 5 (plural émâfá 6)

  1. inheritance
  2. growth under the skin

InflectionEdit

This noun needs an inflection-table template.


VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lifa

  1. genitive singular of lif