leode

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Originally a plural form of a base represented by lēod, and closely related to lēodan. From Germanic *liudīz (people), from Indo-European *leudh- ‘to grow upwards, to surface’. Germanic cognates include Old Saxon liudi (Dutch luiden, Flemish lieden), Old High German liuti (German Leute). The Indo-European root is also the source of Albanian vëlla ‘brother’, Latvian ļaudis ‘people’, Slavic *l’udije (Russian люди, Czech lid/lidé).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

lēode m pl, f pl

  1. men, people, people of a country

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