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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *liuhtijaną, from the Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (to shine, bright, to see). Cognate with Old High German liuhten (German leuchten).

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līhtan

  1. to light; to illuminate
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *linhtijaną.

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līhtan

  1. To make light or easy, lighten, alleviate, relieve of burden.
  2. To descend, light, alight.
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ReferencesEdit

  • líhtan in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (1)
  • líhtan in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary (2)