Lid

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See also: lid, līd, łid, lið, and líð

Alemannic German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German lid (limb, member), from Proto-Germanic *liþuz (joint, body part).

Noun[edit]

Lid n

  1. (Urseren, anatomy) The hindquarters of a slaughter animal.

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German lit (lid, cover), from Old High German hlit, from Proto-Germanic *hlidą. In the modern sense a shortening of Augenlid. Cognate with Dutch lid (lid), English lid.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lid n (genitive Lids or Lides, plural Lider)

  1. eyelid

Usage notes[edit]

  • The commoner word is the compound Augenlid. The simplex is used chiefly when the context is already related to the eyes or the face.

Declension[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lid in Duden online