See also: lirë and liře

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old English līra (any fleshy part of the body, muscle, calf of the leg), from Proto-Germanic *ligwizô, *lihwizô (thigh, groin), from Proto-Indo-European *lekʷs-, *lewks- (groin). Cognate with Dutch lies (groin), Swedish lår (thigh).

NounEdit

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The fleshy part of a roast capon, etc. as distinguished from a limb or joint.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English lire, lyre, from Old Norse hlýr (cheeks, plural). Compare Middle English lere, from Old English hlēor (cheek, countenance, complexion). More at leer.

NounEdit

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The cheek.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Face; appearance of the face or skin; complexion; hue.

Etymology 3Edit

From Old Norse líri. Cognate with Norwegian lira.

NounEdit

lire (plural lires)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, ornithology) The Manx shearwater (bird).

Etymology 4Edit

From Italian lire.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

lire

  1. plural of lira

HomophonesEdit

AnagramsEdit


FrenchEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old French lire, from Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō, from Proto-Italic *legō, from Proto-Indo-European *leǵ-.

VerbEdit

lire

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to read
  2. (reflexive, se lire) to be read

ConjugationEdit

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

Borrowed from Italian lira, compare French livre.

NounEdit

lire f (plural lires)

  1. lira (unit of currency)

AnagramsEdit

Further readingEdit


ItalianEdit

NounEdit

lire f

  1. plural of lira

Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Low German.

NounEdit

lire f (definite singular lira, indefinite plural lirer, definite plural lirene)

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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse líri m, likely onomatopoetic.

NounEdit

lire f (definite singular lira, indefinite plural lirer, definite plural lirene)

  1. shearwater
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 3Edit

Italian plural of lira, from Latin libra (pound, weight). Doublet of lira.

NounEdit

lire m (definite singular liren, indefinite plural lirar or lire, definite plural lirane)

  1. (numismatics) lira (currency of Italy)

ReferencesEdit


Old FrenchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

VerbEdit

lire

  1. (transitive, intransitive) to read
  2. (reflexive, se lire) to be read

ConjugationEdit

This verb conjugates as a third-group verb. This verb ends in a palatal stem, so there is an extra i before the e of some endings. This verb has irregularities in its conjugation. Old French conjugation varies significantly by date and by region. The following conjugation should be treated as a guide.

Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • French: lire

Further readingEdit

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (lire)