Leiden

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch Leiden, said to be from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal).[1] Leiden has historically been associated with the Roman outpost Lugdūnum Batāvōrum and so it was thought the name Leiden had to be derived from this Latin name. This particular castellum was however closer to the town of Katwijk, whereas the Roman settlement near modern-day Leiden was called Matilo.[2]

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Leiden

  1. A city in South Holland, Netherlands, on the Old Rhine, seat of a famous Dutch university.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Leyden” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2017.
  2. ^ Jona Lendering (accessed 11 June 2010), “Towns in Germania Inferior: Lugdunum (Brittenburg)”, in (Please provide the title of the work)[1], Livius.org

Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Seemingly from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal).

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Dutch Wikipedia has an article on:
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Leiden n

  1. Leiden (a city in South Holland, Netherlands)

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German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯dn̩/, /ˈlaɪ̯dən/
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

Connected with leiden (to bear, to endure, to suffer).

Noun[edit]

Leiden n (genitive Leidens, plural Leiden)

  1. suffering, pain, grief
  2. disease
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Etymology 2[edit]

German Wikipedia has an article on:
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Seemingly from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal).

Proper noun[edit]

Leiden n (genitive Leidens)

  1. Leiden (a city in South Holland, Netherlands)
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Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowing from Dutch Leiden, seemingly from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal).

Pronunciation[edit]

Portuguese Wikipedia has an article on:
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Leiden f

  1. Leiden (a city in South Holland, Netherlands)

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