leigh

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See also: Leigh, léigh, and lèigh

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English legh, lege, lei (clearing, open ground) from Old English lēah (clearing in a forest) from Proto-Germanic *lauhō (meadow), from Proto-Indo-European *louk- (field, meadow). Akin to Old Frisian lāch (meadow), Old Saxon lōh (forest, grove) (Middle Dutch loo (forest, thicket); Dutch -lo (used in placenames)), Old High German lōh (covered clearing, low bushes), Old Norse (clearing, meadow). More at Waterloo.

Noun[edit]

leigh (plural leighs)

  1. A meadow.

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Noun[edit]

leigh f (genitive leigh, plural leighaghyn or leighyn)

  1. law

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