See also: Lilie

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lilie f

  1. lily

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English lilie, from Latin līlia, plural of līlium, from Ancient Greek λείριον (leírion), from Fayyumic Coptic ϩⲗⲏⲣⲓ (hlēri), variant of ϩⲣⲏⲣⲉ (hrēre), from Demotic   (ḥrrj, flower), from Egyptian ḥrrt (flower).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈliliː(ə)/, /ˈleːliː(ə)/

NounEdit

lilie (plural lilies)

  1. Lilium candidum, its flower, or a similar plant (often used medicinally)
  2. A pure, good, and holy individual (e.g. Jesus, the Virgin Mary)
  3. (rare) A representation of a lily; a fleur-de-lis.
  4. (rare) Whiteness; the colour of a lily.

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DescendantsEdit

  • English: lily
  • Scots: lily

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