leed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden (language), from Old English lēoden (popular or national language, native tongue), from Old English lēod (poeple, nation). Cognate with Scots leid (language), Dutch lied (song), German Lied (song). More at lede.

Noun[edit]

leed (plural leeds)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Language; tongue.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
  3. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
  4. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A strain in a rhyme, song, or poem; refrain; flow.
  5. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A constant or repeated line or verse; theme.
  6. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Patter; rigmarole.

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Dutch[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle Dutch lêet, from Old Dutch *lēth, from Proto-Germanic *laiþą.

Noun[edit]

leed n (uncountable)

  1. grief, sorrow
  2. harm

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle Dutch lêet, from Old Dutch lēth, from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz.

Adjective[edit]

leed (comparative leder, superlative leedst)

  1. (Belgium) angry
  2. sad
Inflection[edit]
Inflection of leed
uninflected leed
inflected lede
comparative leder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial leed leder het leedst
het leedste
indefinite m./f. sing. lede ledere leedste
n. sing. leed leder leedste
plural lede ledere leedste
definite lede ledere leedste
partitive leeds leders

Etymology 3[edit]

Non-lemma forms.

Verb[edit]

leed

  1. singular past indicative of lijden

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German leid. Cognate with German leid, Dutch leed.

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Adverb[edit]

leed

  1. (in expressions) grievous; cumbersome
    Ech sinn et leed. — “I’m fed up with it.”
    Dat deet mer leed. — “I’m sorry.”
    Hatt deet mer leed. — “I pity her.”

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English lēode (people, men), plural of lēod (man, person) (masc.), also “nation, people group, ethnicity, nationality” (fem.), akin to Old Frisian liod, Old Saxon liud, Old Norse ljóðr, lýðr, Old High German liut, Dutch lieden, German Leute (people). Akin to Old English lēodan (to grow, spring forth).

Noun[edit]

leed (plural common noun and collective noun, plural leeds or leeden)

  1. People; persons collectively.
    English leed
  2. Countrymen, compatriots; vassals.
    These fellows be my very own leed.
  3. Man, person; human being.
  4. Race, nation; nationality; kindred.
    Land and Lede

Etymology 2[edit]

Unknown

Noun[edit]

leed

  1. A copper kettle or caldron.
    A furnace of a leed. --Chaucer.

Spanish[edit]

Verb[edit]

leed

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of leer.