læce

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lēgios. Cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (lēkeis), Old High German lāhhi, Old Norse læknir (Danish læge (physician)) and with Old Irish liaig (Irish liaigh). Akin to Russian лекарство (lekarstvo, drug), лекарь (lekarʹ, physician), Czech lékař, lék

Noun[edit]

lǣċe m

  1. physician, doctor

Etymology 2[edit]

Cognate with Middle Dutch lake, leke. Probably assimilated to Etymology 1, above, by popular etymology.

Noun[edit]

lǣċe m

  1. leech