leiden

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From Old Dutch *leiden, from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną.

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leiden (past singular leidde, past participle geleid)

  1. to lead, guide

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *līþaną. Sense developed from 'go, travel' to 'endure', then to 'suffer'.

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  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯dn̩/, /ˈlaɪ̯dən/
  • (file)

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leiden (class 1 strong, third-person singular simple present leidet, past tense litt, past participle gelitten, past subjunctive litte, auxiliary haben)

  1. (transitive) to bear; to endure; to undergo (some hardship)
  2. (intransitive) to suffer; to feel pain
  3. to suffer from (a disease)
    • 2012 April 20, Die Welt [1], page 22:
      Durch Passivrauchen steigt bei Kindern das Risiko, dass sie als Erwachsene an einer chronisch-obstruktiven Lungenerkrankung leiden.
      By passive smoking, the risk increases in children that they suffer from chronic obstructive lung disease as adults.

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