læt

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lataz, whence also Old High German laz, Old Norse latr; from Proto-Indo-European *lad- ‎(slow, weary). Akin to Old English latian ‎(to delay), Old English lettan ‎(to hinder).

Adjective[edit]

læt

  1. slow
  2. sluggish
  3. late
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *lētaz ‎(servant, slave), from Proto-Indo-European *lē-. Akin to Middle Dutch laet (Dutch laat), Old High German laz ‎(half-freedman, serf), Old Frisian lethar ‎(freedman), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌻𐌴𐍄𐍃 ‎(fralēts). More at allegiance, liege.

Noun[edit]

læt m

  1. a class of man ranking between a slave and a ceorl.
  2. a serf.
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