Contionary:lila

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Chlouvānem

Alternative forms

Etymology

From the root lil- "to live".

Pronunciation

(Standard) IPA: [ɴ̆iɴ̆ä]
(Līlasuṃghāṇi)) IPA: [ɴ̆iɴ̆ɐ]

Noun

lila (ablaut declension; plural: lelyē or nīse)

  1. person
    sāmi lili no lelyē jalim.
    You and me are people.
  2. living being
    babhrāṃrye sasprāsirāhe lelyē mæn dildhā emibe vi.
    The dildhā (giant lizard/land dragon) is one of the largest living beings on land.
  3. human (plural: nīse)
    paṣlunęe lilų viṣvita gun ū ša.
    I'm only human, after all.
  4. (rare, limited to a few compound words with the gen. sg. stem) social-, people's-, public-
    lelīdhama – general human benefit; social benefit
    lelinašadaraṇah – democracy

Inflection

Usage notes

It is extensively used as the second part of compounds, meaning "person that does X", much like -er in English; the plural form in these compounds is always ~lelyē.

The suppletive plural nīse is used only for the "human" meaning.

Synonyms

Derived terms

Related terms

Laceyiam

Etymology

From the root lil- "to live".

Pronunciation

(Laceyiam) IPA: /ˈɴ̆ʲiɴ̆a/

Noun

lila

  1. person
    laha lili ta leliė jńām.
    You and me are people.
  2. living being
    nyða jūdhęe māḍei leliė cā dāhiða lass jar.
    The dāhiða (giant lizard/land dragon) is one of the largest living beings on land.

Usage notes

It is extensively used as the second part of compounds, meaning "person that does X", much like -er in English.