Leiter

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See also: leiter

German[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯tər/, [ˈlaɪ̯.tɐ]
  • (file)

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle High German leiter(e), from Old High German (h)leitara, from Proto-Germanic *hlaidrijō.

Noun[edit]

Leiter f (genitive Leiter, plural Leitern, diminutive Leiterchen n or Leiterlein n)

  1. ladder
    Er ist von der Leiter gefallen.
    He fell off the ladder.
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  • Hungarian: létra

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle High German leitære, from Old High German leitāri. Equivalent to leiten (to lead) +‎ -er.

Noun[edit]

Leiter m (strong, genitive Leiters, plural Leiter, feminine Leiterin)

  1. agent noun of leiten
    1. leader, director, manager, head, chief (male or of unspecified sex)
    2. (physics, electricity, electronics) conductor, lead, wire, line
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(person)

Further reading[edit]

  • Leiter” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache