From Middle English lygger, ligger, leger, from leggen, liggen, leyen, variants of līen, from Old English liċġan ("to lie down; to be situated"), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ- ("to lie down"). The word is cognate with Dutch legger ("daybook; layer") (from leggen, liggen), and is related to English ledge, lie.
The verb is derived from the noun.
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