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EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *lubją (herb, poison, love potion). Akin to Old High German luppi, Old Norse lyf.

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NounEdit

lybb n (nominative plural lybb)

  1. drug, medicine
  2. poison
  3. charm

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DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: libbe
    • Scots: lib
    • English: lib (dialectal)