leodan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *leudaną, from Proto-Indo-European *lewdʰ- (to grow, come up). Cognates include Old Saxon liodan, Old High German liotan, Gothic 𐌻𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰𐌽 (liudan). The Indo-European root is also the source of Albanian lind (to be born, to spring) < lej (to generate, produce, give birth to), Ancient Greek ἐλεύθερος (eleútheros, free, freeman), Latin liber (free), Old Irish luss (plant).

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Verb[edit]

lēodan

  1. to grow
    Of ðam twige ludon reðe wæstme: from that branch sprang dire fruits. (Cædmon's Metrical Paraphrase)

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