klausnick/莫罗佐夫·尼科莱/профан (klausnick) wrote,

Līber and Liber (with short i)

Līber, free. For luber, as we find Libet and Lubet. Libens and Lubens.

Liber (with short i), the inward bark or rind of a tree. And, as this was used for writing on, liber came to signify a book, volume. For leber, which Quintilian states was the ancient word.

(from An etymological dictionary of the Latin language. By Rev. F.E.J.Valpy, A.M.)

Those are different roots.

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