Alemannic German edit

Etymology edit

From Old High German ligan, liggan, from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną. Cognate with German liegen, Dutch liggen, English lie, Icelandic liggja.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

ligge (third-person singular simple present liit, past participle ggläge, past subjunctive leeg, auxiliary sii)

  1. to lie (be in horizontal position)
  2. to lie, be (in a place)

Danish edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse liggja (to lie), from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie down). Cognate with Old English licgan (modern English lie).

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [ˈleɡ̊ə] (due to confusion with the transitive verb lægge (to lay), one often hears ligge (to lie (down)) pronounced with an open vowel: IPA(key): [ˈlɛɡ̊ə])

Verb edit

ligge (past tense , past participle ligget)

  1. to lie (be in horizontal position; be placed or situated)
  2. to be (occupy a place)
  3. to stand (e.g. a house)
  4. to sit (a hen brooding)

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Dutch edit

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ligge

  1. (dated or formal) singular present subjunctive of liggen

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German Low German edit

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ligge

  1. (eastern Low Prussian) Alternative form of liggen

Norwegian Bokmål edit

Etymology edit

From Old Norse liggja, from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- (to lie down). Cognates include Danish ligge, Swedish ligga, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (ligan), German liegen, Dutch liggen, and English lie.

Pronunciation edit

Verb edit

ligge (imperative ligg, present tense ligger, passive ligges, simple past , past participle ligget, present participle liggende)

  1. (intransitive) to lie (be in a horizontal position)
  2. (intransitive) to be placed or situated
    Stockholm ligger i Sverige.Stockholm is situated in Sweden.

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References edit

  • “ligge” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • Falk, Hjalmar, Torp, Alf (190306) Etymologisk ordbog over det norske og det danske sprog [Etymological Dictionary of the Norwegian and Danish Languages], page 460

Norwegian Nynorsk edit

Verb edit

ligge (present tense ligg, past tense låg, past participle lege, passive infinitive liggast, present participle liggande, imperative ligg)

  1. Alternative form of liggja