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See also LIE, liē, liě, liè, and lié

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Most common English words: turning « village « quickly « #814: lie » supposed » original » provide

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Old English licgan, from Proto-Germanic *ligjan-, from Proto-Indo-European *legh-. Cognate with Danish ligge, Dutch liggen, German liegen, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌲𐌰𐌽 (ligan), Swedish ligga; and with Latin lectus (bed), Irish luighe, Russian лежать.

The noun lie (position) in golf and medicine is from verb.

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Infinitive
to Lie

Third person singular
lies

Simple past
lay

Past participle
lain

Present participle
lying

to Lie (third-person singular simple present lies, present participle lying, simple past lay, past participle lain)
  1. (intransitive) To be in a horizontal position.
  2. (intransitive) To be placed or situated.
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      Hepaticology, outside the temperate parts of the Northern Hemisphere, still lies deep in the shadow cast by that ultimate "closet taxonomist," Franz Stephani—a ghost whose shadow falls over us all.
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Singular
Lie

Plural
Lies

Lie (plural Lies)
  1. Patrono:Golf The terrain and conditions surrounding the ball before it is struck.
  2. (medicine) The position of a fetus in the womb.
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Old English lēoġa, from Germanic.

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Infinitive
to Lie

Third person singular
lies

Simple past
lied

Past participle
lied

Present participle
lying

to Lie (third-person singular simple present lies, present participle lying, simple past and past participle lied)
  1. (intransitive) To give false information intentionally.
  2. (intransitive) To convey a false image or impression.
    Photos often lie.
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Old English lyġe

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Singular
Lie

Plural
Lies

Lie (plural Lies)
  1. An intentionally false statement; a falsehood.
  2. A statement intended to deceive, even if literally true; a half-truth
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lie

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

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  • This form is used mostly in the expression above.

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  • (3rd-pers. sg. potent. pres. of olla; standard) lienee

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From Patrono:Cel-gau[[Category:fr:Patrono:Cel-gau derivations|Lie]] liga (silt, sediment), from Proto-Indo-European *legh- (to lie, to lay).

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Lie f. (plural Lies)

  1. dregs (of wine, of society)

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Lie

  1. First-person singular indicative present of lier.
  2. First-person singular subjunctive present of lier.
  3. Third-person singular indicative present of lier.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive present of lier.
  5. Second-person singular imperative present of lier.

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Patrono:Cmn-alt-pinyin

  1. : expression of surprise

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lie

  1. Nonstandard spelling of liē.
  2. Nonstandard spelling of liě.
  3. Nonstandard spelling of liè.

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English transcriptions of Chinese speech often fail to distinguish between the critical tonal differences employed in the Chinese language, using words such as this one without the appropriate indication of tone.


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Lie (infinitive liar)

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

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lie c.

Inflection for Lie Singular Plural
common Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Base form Lie lien liar liarna
Possessive form Lies liens liars liarnas
  1. scythe; an instrument for mowing grass, grain, or the like.

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