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Old English

Etymology

From Proto-Germanic *ligjan, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with Old Frisian lidzia, Old Saxon liggian (Dutch liggen), Old High German liggen (German liegen), Old Norse liggja (Danish ligge, Swedish ligga), Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (ligan). The IE root is also the source of Greek λεκτρον, Latin lectus ‘bed’, Celtic *leg- (Old Irish lige, Irish luighe), Slavic *ležati (Russian лежать).

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈliʤɑn/

Verb

licgan

  1. to lie, to rest on the ground, to be situated
    He læg æt forþsiðe: he lay at death's door.

Conjugation

Class V strong
present singular plural
1st person liġe liġaþ
2nd person liġest
3rd person liġeþ
subjunctive liġe liġen
preterite singular plural
1st person læġ lǣġon
2nd person lǣġe
3rd person læġ
subjunctive lǣġe lǣġen
imperative singular plural
liġe liġaþ
participle present past
licgende (ġe)leġen


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