Leid

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See also: leid and leið

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leit, from Old High German leid, from Proto-Germanic *laiþą. Cognate with Dutch leed, English loath. Originally unrelated with the verb leiden (to suffer), though the two stems early on began to influence each other. See leid for more.

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Leid n (genitive Leides or Leids, no plural)

  1. woe, grief, distress, sorrow, suffering, affliction
    Synonym: Kummer
  2. wrong, harm, injury

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Further reading[edit]

  • Leid in Duden online