Origin: ME lefe longe, lit., lief long (see lief): the first word is merely intens.: altered by assoc. with live
See livelong in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English
Origin: : leve, lefe, dear, used as an intensive (from Old English lēof, dear; see leubh- in Indo-European roots)
Origin: + long, long; see long1.
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