leah

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lauhaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lówkos. The use of the word meaning "meadow" is a later development of the word, possibly aided by confusion between leas (plural of original meaning of leah) with læs

Noun[edit]

lēah m, f

  1. woodland
  2. a woodland glade
  3. a clearing (especially one used for farming)
  4. a meadow

References[edit]

  • [1976], David Mills, “Directory of Place Names”, in The Place Names of Lancashire, London: Batsford Books, ISBN 0-7134-3248-9: