leod

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English leod (people), from Old English lēode ("people, men"; plural of lēod (person, man)), from Proto-Germanic *liudīz (people), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lewədh- (man, people). Cognate with Scots lede (people), West Frisian lie (people), Dutch lieden (people) and Dutch lui(den) (people), German Leute (people), Norwegian lyd (people).

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leod (plural leod or leods)

  1. Alternative or obsolete form of lede.
  2. (collectively, obsolete) People.
  3. (obsolete) A people, nation, people group.
  4. (obsolete) A man, person.

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Middle English[edit]

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From Old English lēod "people"

Noun[edit]

leod (plural ledes)

  1. people
  2. nation; a nation
  3. a man
  4. a serf or tenant
    lige leode ("feudal retainers") --Piers Plowman

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Etymology[edit]

(Closely related to lēode and lēodan.) From Proto-Germanic *liudiz, from Proto-Indo-European *lewdʰ- (grow, come up). Cognates include Old High German liut, Old Norse ljōðr; and, outside the Germanic languages, Lithuanian liáudis ‘common people’, Old Church Slavonic l’udъ (Russian люд).

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lēod m

  1. man, chief, leader
  2. (poetic) a prince
  3. a fine for slaying a man, wergild

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lēod f

  1. a people, people group, nation. Alternative form of lēode

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