A dog lying in the grass.





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  • From Middle English lien, liggen, from Old English liċġan, from Proto-West Germanic *liggjan, from Proto-Germanic *ligjaną, from Proto-Indo-European *legʰ-.
  • Cognate with West Frisian lizze, Dutch liggen, German liegen, Danish and Norwegian Bokmål ligge, Swedish ligga, Icelandic, Faroese and Norwegian Nynorsk liggja, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽; and with Latin lectus ("bed"), Irish luighe, Russian лежа́ть, Albanian lag ("troop, band, encampment").
  • As a noun for position, the noun has the same etymology above as the verb.
  • From Middle English lien ("to lie, tell a falsehood"), from Old English lēogan ("to lie"), from Proto-West Germanic *leugan, 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, Dutch liegen ("to lie"), German lügen ("to lie"), Norwegian ljuge/lyge, Danish lyve ("to lie"), Swedish ljuga ("to lie"), and more distantly with Bulgarian лъжа ("to lie"), Russian лгать ("to lie"), ложь.
  • From Middle English lie, from Old English lyġe ("lie, falsehood"), from Proto-Germanic *lugiz ("lie, falsehood"), from Proto-Indo-European *lewgʰ- ("to tell lies, swear, complain"). Cognate with Old Saxon luggi ("a lie"), Old High German lugi, lugin (German Lüge), Danish løgn ("a lie"), Bulgarian лъжа́ ("а lie"), Russian ложь ("а lie").

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