leugh- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root leugh-: belie, lie, warlock.


To tell a lie.

a. warlock from Old English lēogan, to lie;
b. belie from Old English belēogan, to deceive (be-, about; see ambhi). Both a and b from Germanic *leugan.
2. lie2 from Old English lyge, a lie, falsehood, from Germanic *lugiz.

[Pokorny 1. leugh- 686.]

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