leden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lǣden ‎(Latin).

Noun[edit]

leden ‎(uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Language; speech.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.11:
      he was expert in prophecies, / And could the ledden of the gods unfold […].

Czech[edit]

Noun[edit]

leden m

  1. January

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Derived terms[edit]

External links[edit]

  • leden in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • leden in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989

Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

leden ‎(neuter ledet, definite and plural ledne)

  1. (archaic) Passed, over, finished.
    • 1826, Carl Christian Rafn, Krakas maal: eller Kvad om kong Ragnar Lodbroks krigsbedrifter og heltedød, page 25
      Glad skal jeg Øl med Aser / I Öndvege drikke / Ledne er Livets Timer / Leende gaaer jeg i Døden!
      Gladly shall I beer with the Æsir / In the seat of honour drink / The hours of life are over / Laughing, I walk to death!
    • 1820, Dansk Ordbog: I - L, page 94
      Leden adj. part. af v. lider procedo. Som er til Ende, forløben. Da vare ledne (forløbne) 4 Aar siden. Der hans meste Alder var leden (forbi). ...

Noun[edit]

leden c

  1. singular definite of lede

Verb[edit]

leden

  1. past participle, common gender of lide

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

leden

  1. Plural form of lid

Verb[edit]

leden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of lijden

Anagrams[edit]


Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English lædan

Verb[edit]

leden (third-person singular simple present ledith, present participle ledende, simple past ledde, past participle led)

  1. to lead
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, Romans 2:4
    Whether `dispisist thou the richessis of his goodnesse, and the pacience, and the long abidyng? Knowist thou not, that the benygnyte of God ledith thee to forthenkyng?
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, II Chronicles 25:11
    Forsothe Amasie ledde out tristili his puple, and yede in to the valei of makyngis of salt, and he killide of the sones of Seir ten thousynde.
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, Isaiah 53:7
    He was offrid, for he wolde, and he openyde not his mouth; as a scheep he schal be led to sleyng, and he schal be doumb as a lomb bifore hym that clippith it, and he schal not opene his mouth.

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Slavic *leděnъ. Cognate with Russian ледяной ‎(ledjanoj).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /lêden/
  • Hyphenation: led‧en

Adjective[edit]

lȅden ‎(definite lȅdenī, comparative ledènijī, Cyrillic spelling ле̏ден)

  1. icy, glacial (made of ice)
  2. full of ice
  3. cold, frigid, chilled
  4. crystalline, clear and transparent
  5. relating to the ice plant (Mesembyanthemum crystallinum)
  6. (figuratively) unwelcoming, coldhearted, unfeeling
  7. (figuratively) (of fear, doubt, or surprise) immobilizing

Declension[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

Historically, lȅdan primarily meant “of or relating to ice”, while lȅden primarily meant “made of ice”, but each was often used for the other; today, lȅden is by far the more common of the two.

Synonyms[edit]

References[edit]

  • Pero Budmani (editor) (1898-1903), Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika, Volume 5, JAZU: Zagreb, pp. 950-951
  • leden” in Hrvatski jezični portal

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

leden

  1. definite singular of led (joint)
  2. definite plural of led (step)