Glied

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German glit, gelit, from Old High German gilid, collective derivation from lid, from Proto-Germanic *liþuz. Cognate with Dutch lid, gelid, dialectal English lith. Also related with English limb.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ɡliːt/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -iːt

Noun[edit]

Glied n (strong, genitive Gliedes or Glieds, plural Glieder)

  1. (anatomy) external body part
    1. (usually) limb, joint
      Synonym: Gliedmaße
    2. (euphemistic) genital organ, (especially) the male one, the penis, member
    3. (archaic) any other external body part
  2. member, part
  3. link (in a chain)
  4. (military) group of (usually three) soldiers standing or marching next to each other in a formation, (loosely also) the formation as a whole
  5. (mathematics) term

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