leet

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English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Compare Old English hlēte, *hlīete (share, lot), cognate with Old Norse hleyti (share, portion).

Noun[edit]

leet (plural leets)

  1. (Scotland) A portion or list, especially a list of candidates for an office; also the candidates themselves.[1]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English lēt, past tense of lǣtan (to let).

Verb[edit]

leet

  1. (obsolete) simple past tense of let

Etymology 3[edit]

Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English lete (meeting), from Anglo-Norman lete and Medieval Latin leta, possibly from Old English gelǣte (crossroads).

Noun[edit]

leet (plural leets)

  1. (Britain, obsolete) A regular court, more specifically a court-leet, in which certain lords had jurisdiction over local disputes, or the physical area of this jurisdiction.[1]

Etymology 4[edit]

Common name in Scotland and North Country England, that varies regionally and confuses several species. Scottish lythe, laid, laith. Pollack. "...called leets on the coast near Scarborough... the lyth, or ly-fish, is frequently caught ... in deep holes among the rocks". cf. "To LYTHE, v. a. To shelter..."[2]

Noun[edit]

leet (plural leets)

  1. The European pollock.
    • William Hughes
      The whiting pollock sometimes, par excellence is styled pollock only. On the Yorkshire coast it is called a leet, and in Scotland a lythe.[3]

Etymology 5[edit]

An aphetic form of elite, respelled according to leetspeak conventions.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

leet (plural leets)

  1. (Internet slang) Abbreviation of leetspeak.

Adjective[edit]

leet (comparative more leet, superlative most leet)

  1. Of or relating to leetspeak.
  2. (slang) Possessing outstanding skill in a field; expert, masterful.
  3. (slang) Having superior social rank over others; upper class, elite.
  4. (slang) Awesome, typically to describe a feat of skill; cool, sweet.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Brown, Lesley. The New shorter Oxford English dictionary on historical principles. Clarendon Oxford 1993 isbn=0-19-861271-0
  2. ^ Jamieson, John. Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language [1]
  3. ^ William Hughes. A Practical Treatise on the Choice and Cookery of Fish[2] year=1854 publisher=Longman, Brown, Green and Longmans p. 27
  • leet” in Dictionary.com Unabridged: Dictionary.com, LLC, 1995–.
  • "leet" in the Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, MICRA, 1996, 1998.

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Luxembourgish[edit]

Verb[edit]

leet

  1. inflection of leeden:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person singular and plural imperative

Verb[edit]

leet

  1. inflection of leeën:
    1. third-person singular present indicative
    2. second-person plural present indicative
    3. second-person plural imperative

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Adjective[edit]

lêet

  1. loathsome, abhorrent
Inflection[edit]

This adjective needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

lêet n

  1. damage, harm
  2. suffering, sadness
  3. sickness
Inflection[edit]

This noun needs an inflection-table template.

Descendants[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • leet (II)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • leet (III)”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • leet (I)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929
  • leet (II)”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929

Norwegian[edit]

Verb[edit]

leet

  1. Past tense and past participle of lee

Saterland Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian let, from Proto-Germanic *lataz. More at late.

Adjective[edit]

leet

  1. late

Related terms[edit]


Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Compare Old English hlēte (share, lot).

Noun[edit]

leet (plural leets)

  1. a list