Definition and Meanings for lithe

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Part of Speech of lithe

transitive verb, adjective

Etymology of lithe

icel hl. see listen as. l, for lin tender, mild, gentle; akin to g. lind, gelind, ohg. lindi, icel. linr, l. lenis soft, mild, lentus flexible, and as. linnan to yield. cf. lenient as. l. see lithe, a.pos

Meaning of lithe

as transitive verb

  • to listen or listen to; to hearken to.

as adjective

  • mild; calm; as, lithe weather.
  • capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.

as transitive verb, adjective

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