As an adjective biotic
As a proper noun liv is
a diminutive of the female given names olive and olivia.
As a noun liv is
a member of the livonian people.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
Of, pertaining to, or produced by life or living organisms.
* (pertaining to life) biologic, living, organic
* (pertaining to life) abiotic
(en proper noun
A diminutive of the female given names Olive and Olivia.
A member of the Livonian people.
* 1995 , Andrejs Plakans, The Latvians: A Short History (page 16)
English diminutives of female given names
- We must assume that possession of the lands occupied by the Livs was simply asserted, just as designating the entire littoral as Livonia was asserted before the territory was fully conquered.