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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English liggen, from Old English licgan (to lie, be situated, be at rest, remain) and Old Norse liggja (to lie). More at lie.

VerbEdit

lig (third-person singular simple present ligs, present participle ligging, simple past and past participle ligged)

  1. (intransitive, Britain dialectal) To lie; be in a prostrate or recumbent position.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Edmund Spenser to this entry?)
  2. (transitive, Britain dialectal) To lay.

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *linhtaz.

AdjectiveEdit

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of weight) light; not heavy
    Die tas is lig.
    The suitcase is light.
  2. (figuratively) slight; mild
    Daar het 'n ligte wind gewaai.
    A slight wind was blowing.

Etymology 2Edit

From Dutch lichten, derived from etymology 1.

VerbEdit

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. (transitive) to lift, to raise
  2. (transitive) to weigh (the anchor)

Etymology 3Edit

From Dutch licht, from Proto-Germanic *leuhtą (noun) and *leuhtaz (adjective).

NounEdit

lig (plural ligte)

  1. light
    Blou lig het die kortste golflengte van die primêre kleure.
    Blue light has the shortest wavelength among primary colours.

AdjectiveEdit

lig (attributive ligte, comparative ligter, superlative ligste)

  1. (of color or complexion) light; pale; not dark
    Hy dra 'n ligblou hemp.
    He wears a light blue shirt.

Etymology 4Edit

From Dutch lichten, from Proto-Germanic *liuhtijaną, derived from etymology 3.

VerbEdit

lig (present lig, present participle ligtende, past participle gelig)

  1. to shine; to be or become light
    Supernova's is geweldig ligtende uitbarstings van massiewe sterre.
    Supernovas are immensely shining explosions of massive stars.

See alsoEdit


AlbanianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Albanian *liga, from Proto-Indo-European *h₃ligos ‘indigent, needy, ill’. Cognate to Ancient Greek ὀλίγος (olígos, small, little), Lithuanian ligà ‘illness’, Old Irish líach ‘wretched’.

AdjectiveEdit

i lig m (feminine e ligë, masculine plural ligj, feminine plural liga)

  1. evil, wicked
  2. bad, nasty
  3. ill, sick
  4. weak, cowardly
  5. (dialectal) pregnant, with child

DanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse líkr, from Proto-Germanic *galīkaz.

AdjectiveEdit

lig (neuter ligt or lig, plural and definite singular attributive lig)

  1. equal to
  2. like, similar to

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse lík (body), from Proto-Germanic *līką, from Proto-Indo-European *līg-.

NounEdit

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. body, corpse
  2. crock (an old or broken-down vehicle)
InflectionEdit
SynonymsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse lík (leech).

NounEdit

lig n (singular definite liget, plural indefinite lig)

  1. (nautical) leech
InflectionEdit

Etymology 4Edit

See ligge (to lie).

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lig

  1. imperative of ligge

ReferencesEdit


DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lig

  1. first-person singular present indicative of liggen
  2. imperative of liggen

AnagramsEdit


IrishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From earlier léig, from Old Irish léicid, from Proto-Celtic *linkʷīti, from Proto-Indo-European *linékʷti, nasal-infix present of *leykʷ- (to leave). Cognate with Sanskrit रिणक्ति (riṇákti), Latin linquō, Ancient Greek λείπω (leípō), Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌹𐍈𐌰𐌽 (leiƕan), Lithuanian lìkti.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

lig (present analytic ligeann, future analytic ligfidh, verbal noun ligean, past participle ligthe)

  1. to let, allow

ConjugationEdit

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

Further readingEdit

  • léicid” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.
  • “leigim” in Foclóir Gaeḋilge agus Béarla, Irish Texts Society, 1st ed., 1904, by Patrick S. Dinneen, page 431.
  • "lig" in Foclóir Gaeilge-Béarla, An Gúm, 1977, by Niall Ó Dónaill.
  • Entries containing “lig” in English-Irish Dictionary, An Gúm, 1959, by Tomás de Bhaldraithe.
  • Entries containing “lig” in New English-Irish Dictionary by Foras na Gaeilge.

LojbanEdit

RafsiEdit

lig

  1. rafsi of sligu.

MaguindanaoEdit

NounEdit

lig

  1. (anatomy) neck

Old EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *laugiz (fire, flame, lightning), from Proto-Indo-European *leuk- (light; white; to shine). Cognate with Old High German loug, Old Norse lǫygr, log, loga (flame, low). More at low.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

līġ m (nominative plural līgas)

  1. fire; flame

DescendantsEdit


TurkishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from French ligue.

NounEdit

lig (definite accusative ligi, plural ligler)

  1. league (organization of sports teams)

DeclensionEdit

Inflection
Nominative lig
Definite accusative ligi
Singular Plural
Nominative lig ligler
Definite accusative ligi ligleri
Dative lige liglere
Locative ligde liglerde
Ablative ligden liglerden
Genitive ligin liglerin


This Turkish entry was created from the translations listed at league. It may be less reliable than other entries, and may be missing parts of speech or additional senses. Please also see lig in the Turkish Wiktionary. This notice will be removed when the entry is checked. (more information) November 2009


VolapükEdit

NounEdit

lig

  1. liquor