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It Has 3 letters ( l i e )         2 vowels ( i e )         1 consonants ( l )         Word on the contrary eil

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English - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /laɪ̯/ * Rhymes: -aɪ * Homophones: lye, lai

  • IPA(key): /laɪ̯/
  • Rhymes: -aɪ
  • Homophones: lye, lai

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English - Etymology 1

From Middle English _lien_, _liggen_, from Old English _licgan_, from Proto-Germanic _*ligjaną_, from Proto-Indo-European _*legʰ-_. Cognate with West Frisian _lizze_, Dutch _liggen_, German _liegen_, Danish _ligge_, Swedish _ligga_, Gothic

From Middle English lien, liggen, from Old English licgan, from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-. Cognate with West Frisian lizze, Dutch liggen, German liegen, Danish ligge, Swedish ligga, Gothic

Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 2
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English - Etymology 2

From Middle English _lien_ (“to lie, tell a falsehood”), from Old English _lēogan_ (“to lie”), from Proto-Germanic _*leuganą_ (“to lie”), from Proto-Indo-European _*lewgʰ-_ (“to lie, swear, bemoan”). Cognate with West Frisian _lige_ (“to lie”), Low German _legen_, _lögen_ (“to lie”), Dutch _liegen_ (“to lie”), German _lügen_ (“to lie”), Norwegian _ljuge_/_lyge_ (“to lie”), Danish _lyve_ (“to lie”), Swedish _ljuga_ (“to lie”), and more distantly with Bulgarian _лъжа_ (lǎža, “to lie”), Russian _лгать_ (lgatʹ, “to lie”), _ложь_ (ložʹ, “falsehood”). VERB LIE (_third-person singular simple present_ LIES, _present participle_ LYING, _simple past and past participle_ LIED) * (intransitive) To give false information intentionally. _When Pinocchio LIES, his nose grows._ _If you are found to have LIED in court, you could face a penalty._ _While a principle-based approach might claim that LYING is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, LYING might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to LIE in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that LYING actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life._WP * (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression. _Photos often LIE._ _Hips don't LIE._ DERIVED TERMS * lie through one's teeth RELATED TERMS * liar * prevaricate TRANSLATIONS

From Middle English lien (to lie, tell a falsehood), from Old English lēogan (to lie), from Proto-Germanic *leuganą (to lie), from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- (to lie, swear, bemoan). Cognate with West Frisian lige (to lie), Low German legen, lögen (to lie), Dutch liegen (to lie), German lügen (to lie), Norwegian ljuge/lyge (to lie), Danish lyve (to lie), Swedish ljuga (to lie), and more distantly with Bulgarian лъжа (lǎža, to lie), Russian лгать (lgatʹ, to lie), ложь (ložʹ, falsehood).

Verb

lie (third-person singular simple present lies, present participle lying, simple past and past participle lied)

  1. (intransitive) To give false information intentionally.
    When Pinocchio lies, his nose grows.
    If you are found to have lied in court, you could face a penalty.
    While a principle-based approach might claim that lying is always morally wrong, the casuist would argue that, depending upon the details of the case, lying might or might not be illegal or unethical. The casuist might conclude that a person is wrong to lie in legal testimony under oath, but might argue that lying actually is the best moral choice if the lie saves a life.WP
  2. (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
    Photos often lie.
    Hips don't lie.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY 3
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English - Etymology 3

From Middle English _lie_, from Old English _lyġe_ (“lie, falsehood”), from Proto-Germanic _*lugiz_ (“lie, falsehood”), from Proto-Indo-European _*leugh-_ (“to tell lies, swear, complain”), _*lewgʰ-_. Cognate with Old Saxon _luggi_ (“a lie”), Old High German _lugī_, _lugin_ (“a lie”) (German _Lüge_), Danish _løgn_ (“a lie”), Bulgarian _лъжа́_ (lǎžá, “а lie”). NOUN LIE (_plural_ LIES) * An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood. _I knew he was telling a LIE by his facial expression._ * A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth * Anything that misleads or disappoints. * (Can we date this quote?) Trench: Wishing this LIE of life was o'er. SYNONYMS ANTONYMS * truth DERIVED TERMS TRANSLATIONS STATISTICS

From Middle English lie, from Old English lyġe (lie, falsehood), from Proto-Germanic *lugiz (lie, falsehood), from Proto-Indo-European *leugh- (to tell lies, swear, complain), *lewgʰ-. Cognate with Old Saxon luggi (a lie), Old High German lugī, lugin (a lie) (German Lüge), Danish løgn (a lie), Bulgarian лъжа́ (lǎžá, а lie).

Noun

lie (plural lies)

  1. An intentionally false statement; an intentional falsehood.
    I knew he was telling a lie by his facial expression.
  2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
  3. Anything that misleads or disappoints.
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Which the in categoryENGLISH - ANAGRAMS
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English - Anagrams

* Eli, ile, lei

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Finnish - Verb

LIE * (nonstandard) Third-person singular potential present form of olla. _Se on missä LIE._ _It's somewhere._ / _I wonder where it is._ _Tai mitä LIE ovatkaan_ _Or whatever they are._ USAGE NOTES * This form is used mostly in the expression _missä lie_. SYNONYMS * (_3rd-pers. sg. potent. pres. of olla; standard_) lienee

lie

  1. (nonstandard) Third-person singular potential present form of olla.
    Se on missä lie.
    It's somewhere. / I wonder where it is.
    Tai mitä lie ovatkaan
    Or whatever they are.

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Which the in categoryFINNISH - ANAGRAMS
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Finnish - Anagrams

* eli, lei

Which the in categoryFRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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French - Etymology

Probably from Transalpine Gaulish *_liga_ (“silt, sediment”), from Proto-Indo-European _*legh-_ (“to lie, to lay”).

Probably from Transalpine Gaulish *liga (silt, sediment), from Proto-Indo-European *legh- (to lie, to lay).

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French - Noun

LIE f (_plural_ LIES) * dregs (of wine, of society)

lie f (plural lies)

  1. dregs (of wine, of society)

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French - Verb

LIE * first-person singular present indicative of _lier_ * third-person singular present indicative of _lier_ * first-person singular present subjunctive of _lier_ * third-person singular present subjunctive of _lier_ * second-person singular imperative of _lier_

lie

  1. first-person singular present indicative of lier
  2. third-person singular present indicative of lier
  3. first-person singular present subjunctive of lier
  4. third-person singular present subjunctive of lier
  5. second-person singular imperative of lier

Which the in categoryFRENCH - ANAGRAMS
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French - Anagrams

* île

Which the in categoryFRENCH - EXTERNAL LINKS
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French - External Links

* "lie" in _le Trésor de la langue française informatisé_ (_The Digitized Treasury of the French Language_).

Which the in categoryMANDARIN - ROMANIZATION
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Mandarin - Romanization

LIE (_Zhuyin_ ㄌㄧㄝ˙) * Pinyin reading of _咦_ * Nonstandard spelling of _liē_. * Nonstandard spelling of _liě_. * Nonstandard spelling of _liè_. USAGE NOTES * English transcriptions of Mandarin speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Mandarin language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.

lie (Zhuyin ㄌㄧㄝ˙)

  1. Pinyin reading of
  2. Nonstandard spelling of liē.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of liě.
  4. Nonstandard spelling of liè.

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Which the in categoryOLD FRENCH - ETYMOLOGY
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Old French - Etymology

See English _lees_.

See English lees.

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Old French - Noun

LIE f (_oblique plural_ LIES, _nominative singular_ LIE, _nominative plural_ LIES) * dregs; mostly solid, undesirable leftovers of a drink DESCENDANTS * English: lees

lie f (oblique plural lies, nominative singular lie, nominative plural lies)

  1. dregs; mostly solid, undesirable leftovers of a drink

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Spanish - Verb

LIE * First-person singular (_yo_) preterite indicative form of _liar_.

lie

  1. First-person singular (yo) preterite indicative form of liar.

Which the in categorySWEDISH - ETYMOLOGY
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Swedish - Etymology

From Old Swedish _līe_, _lē_, from Old Norse _lé_, from Proto-Germanic _*lewą_, from Proto-Indo-European _*leu-_ (“to cut”).

From Old Swedish līe, , from Old Norse , from Proto-Germanic *lewą, from Proto-Indo-European *leu- (to cut).

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Swedish - Pronunciation

* IPA(key): /liːɛ/

  • IPA(key): /liːɛ/

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Swedish - Noun

LIE c * scythe; an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like. DECLENSION RELATED TERMS * lieblad * liehugg * lieknagg * lieknagge * lieman * lieorv * lieskaft * lietag

lie c

  1. scythe; an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like.

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  • lieblad
  • liehugg
  • lieknagg
  • lieknagge
  • lieman
  • lieorv
  • lieskaft
  • lietag

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Swedish - References

* lie in _Svenska Akademiens Ordlista_ över svenska språket (13th ed., online)


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