Leben etymology


German word leben comes from Proto-Indo-European *lī-, Proto-Indo-European *leip-, and later Proto-Germanic *libjaną (To live, to be alive.)

Etymology of leben

Detailed word origin of leben

Dictionary entry Language Definition
*lī- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*leip- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*leyp- Proto-Indo-European (ine)
*libjaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To live, to be alive.
lebēn Old High German (goh)
leben German (de) (intransitive) to dwell, to reside. (intransitive) to live, to be alive. (intransitive) to live, to exist, to occupy a place. (intransitive, hyperbole) To cope with, to live with, to deal with.