leig- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root leig-: alloy, colligate, furl, league, leech, legato, liable, lictor, lien, ligase, ligate, ligature, oblige, rely.


To bind.

Oldest form *leig̑-, becoming *leig- in centum languages.
1. leech2 from Middle Low German līk, leech line, from Germanic *līk-.
2. Suffixed agent noun *l(e)ig-tor-. lictor from Latin lictor, lictor.
3. Zero-grade form *lig-ā-. league1, legato, liable, liaison, liana, lien, ligament, ligase, ligate, ligature; alloy, ally, colligate, furl, oblige, rally1, religion, rely from Latin ligāre, to bind.

[Pokorny 4. leig- 668.]

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