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It Has 4 letters ( l i r e )         2 vowels ( i e )         2 consonants ( l r )         Word on the contrary eril

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* Rhymes: -ɪərə

  • Rhymes: -ɪərə

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English - Etymology 1

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”). NOUN LIRE (_plural_ LIRES) * (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Flesh, brawn, or muscle; the fleshy part of a person or animal in contradistinction to the bone and skin. * (UK dialectal, Scotland) The fleshy part of a roast capon, etc. as distinguished from a limb or joint.

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).

Noun

lire (plural lires)

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

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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. NOUN LIRE (_plural_ LIRES) * (UK dialectal, Scotland) The cheek. * (UK dialectal, Scotland) Face; appearance of the face or skin; complexion; hue.

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.

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lire (plural lires)

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

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From Old Norse _líri_. Cognate with Norwegian _lira_. NOUN LIRE (_plural_ LIRES) * (UK dialectal, Scotland, Orkney, Shetland, ornithology) The Manx shearwater (bird).

From Old Norse líri. Cognate with Norwegian lira.

Noun

lire (plural lires)

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

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From Italian _lire_. NOUN LIRE * plural form of _lira_

From Italian lire.

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lire

  1. plural form of lira

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* lier * riel * rile

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French - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /liʁ/ * Homophones: lires, lyre, lyrent, lyres * Rhymes: -iʁ

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French - Etymology 1

From Latin _legere_, present active infinitive of _legō_.

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

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LIRE * (transitive, intransitive) to read * (reflexive, se lire) to be read CONJUGATION RELATED TERMS

lire

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

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Italian _lira_, compare French _livre_. NOUN LIRE

Italian lira, compare French livre.

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lire

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* lier

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* “lire” in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

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LIRE

lire

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Old French - Etymology

From Latin _legere_, present active infinitive of _legō_.

From Latin legere, present active infinitive of legō.

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Old French - Verb

LIRE * (transitive, intransitive) to read * (reflexive, se lire) to be read CONJUGATION 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 TERMS * eslire * relire

lire

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

Conjugation

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.

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* Godefroy, Frédéric, _Dictionnaire de l'ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881)_


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