Re: dialect - lig or lie

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Posted by Peter Hyland on April 18, 2016 at 07:00:55 user Peter_H.

In Reply to: Re: dialect - lig or lie posted by Adam Quinan on April 17, 2016 at 17:28:17:

It's all Viking country! "Ligga" means lie down, in Norwegian and Swedish. More puzzling to me is the origin of "lurk!" meaning "lie down!", "hide!". Normally "lurk" is a verb indicating a continuing state - to stay concealed or lie hidden somewhere. AR uses it as a command of instant action. I don't know of any use of "lurk" in this way outside AR's books - does anyone?

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