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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.

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Most common English words before 1923: 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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