leed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden (language), from Old English lēoden (popular or national language, native tongue), from Old English lēod (poeple, nation). Cognate with Scots leid (language). More at lede.

Noun[edit]

leed (plural leeds)

  1. (UK dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Language; tongue.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
  3. (UK dialectal, Scotland) The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
  4. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A strain in a rhyme, song, or poem; refrain; flow.
  5. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A constant or repeated line or verse; theme.
  6. (UK dialectal, Scotland) Patter; rigmarole.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *lēt. The adjective descends from Proto-Germanic *laidaz, the noun from *laidą.

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Noun[edit]

leed n (uncountable)

  1. grief, sorrow
  2. harm

Adjective[edit]

leed (comparative leder, superlative leedst)

  1. (Belgium) angry
  2. sad

Declension[edit]

Verb[edit]

leed

  1. singular past indicative of lijden

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German leid. Cognate with German leid, Dutch leed.

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Adjective[edit]

leed

  1. sorry

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lēode (people, men), plural of lēod (man, person) (masc.), also “nation, people group, ethnicity, nationality” (fem.), akin to Old Frisian liod, Old Saxon liud, Old Norse ljóðr, lýðr, Old High German liut, Dutch lieden, German Leute (people). Akin to Old English lēodan (to grow, spring forth).

Noun[edit]

leed (plural common noun and collective noun, plural leeds or leeden)

  1. People; persons collectively.
    English leed
  2. Countrymen, compatriots; vassals.
    These fellows be my very own leed.
  3. Man, person; human being.
  4. Race, nation; nationality; kindred.
    Land and Lede

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

leed

  1. A copper kettle or caldron.
    A furnace of a leed. --Chaucer.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

leed

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of leer.