læt

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See also: laet and lät

Icelandic[edit]

Verb[edit]

læt

  1. first-person singular active present indicative of láta

Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Verb[edit]

læt

  1. present of låta

Old English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-West Germanic *lat, whence also Old High German laz, Old Norse latr; akin to Old English latian (to delay), Old English lettan (to hinder).

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Adjective[edit]

læt (comparative lætra, superlative lætest)

  1. slow
    læthȳdiġdull, slow minded
    lætbyrdslow birth
    lætrǣdedeliberate
  2. slack, lax, negligent
  3. late
    lætcumenslow in coming, late
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  • Middle English: late, laite, latte, lete, leate
    • English: late
    • Yola: laate

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.

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Noun[edit]

lǣt m

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