Origin of Livid
From Latin lÄ«vidus (“blueish, livid; envious"), from lÄ«veō (“be of a bluish color or livid; envy"), from Old Latin *slivere, from Proto-Indo-European *sliwo-, suffixed form of *(s)leie- (“bluish"). Also see Old English sla (“sloe"), Welsh lliw (“splendor, color"), Old Irish li, Lithuanian slywas (“plum"), Russian and Old Church Slavonic сливовый (slivovyj, “plum").
Middle English livide from Old French from Latin līvidus from līvēre to be bluish sleiə- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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