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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English longer, longere, normalisation of Middle English lenger, lengere (longer), from Old English lengra (longer), from Proto-Germanic *langizô (longer), comparative of Proto-Germanic *langaz (long), equivalent to long +‎ -er. Cognate with Saterland Frisian laanger (longer), West Frisian langer (longer), Dutch langer (longer), German länger (longer), Danish længere (longer), Swedish längre (longer), Icelandic lengri (longer).

AdjectiveEdit

longer

  1. comparative form of long: more long

AdverbEdit

longer

  1. comparative form of long: more long
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Etymology 2Edit

long (yearn) +‎ -er

NounEdit

longer (plural longers)

  1. One who longs or yearns for something.

StatisticsEdit

Most common English words before 1923 in Project Gutenberg: interest · brother · I've · #475: longer · paid · art · neither

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VerbEdit

longer

  1. to walk along, run along

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ConjugationEdit

This is a regular -er verb, but the stem is written longe- before endings that begin with -a- or -o- (to indicate that the -g- is a “soft” /ʒ/ and not a “hard” /ɡ/). This spelling-change occurs in all verbs in -ger, such as neiger and manger.

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