Lied

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Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Leed (Ripuarian, northern Moselle Franconian)

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German liod.

Noun[edit]

Lied n

  1. (southern Moselle Franconian) song

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod (song, lay, singing), from Proto-West Germanic *leuþ (song), from Proto-Germanic *leuþą (song).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lied n (strong, genitive Liedes or Lieds, plural Lieder, diminutive Liedchen n or Liedlein n)

  1. (music) song (musical composition sung with vocals or vocal lyrics)

Declension[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • English: lied
  • Finnish: lied
  • Romanian: lied

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Lied” in Digitales Wörterbuch der deutschen Sprache
  • Lied” in Uni Leipzig: Wortschatz-Lexikon
  • Lied” in Duden online
  • Friedrich Kluge (1883), “Lied”, in John Francis Davis, transl., Etymological Dictionary of the German Language, published 1891

Hunsrik[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German liet, from Old High German liod (song, lay, singing), from Proto-West Germanic *leuþ (song), from Proto-Germanic *leuþą (song).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

Lied n (plural Lieder, diminutive Liedche)

  1. song
    Sie singe en aarich scheenes Lied.
    They are singing a very beautiful song.
    Ich kenne das Lied net.
    I don't know the song.

Further reading[edit]


Pennsylvania German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare German Lied, Dutch lied, Old English lēoþ.

Noun[edit]

Lied n (plural Lieder)

  1. song
  2. hymn

Related terms[edit]