leid

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See also: Leid and leið

English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier leed, from Middle English lede, reduced form of leden, leoden (language), from Old English lēoden (national language", literally, "of the people), from Old English lēode (people). More at lede.

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leid (plural leids)

  1. (Scotland, chiefly poetic) language
Usage notes[edit]
  • Commonly understood language, either literally or metaphorically:
    A daena speak the leid.

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leid

  1. first-person singular present indicative of leiden
  2. imperative of leiden

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German leit from Old High German leid, from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz, whence also English loathe and Old Norse leiðr. From Proto-Indo-European *h₂leyt- (unpleasant; to loathe, transgress) whence also Latin laedō (strike, betray).

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leid (comparative leider, superlative am leidesten)

  1. uncomfortable

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  • Only used with sein, werden, and (colloquially) haben, and as part of the verb leidtun (see es tut mir leid).
  • The spelling leid tun was used before the spelling reform.
  • The common spelling Leid tun is incorrect and was incorrect before the reform too, but the reasoning for lowercase is incorrect in §34(3) of the official rules.[1]

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  • leid in Duden online

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

leid f (genitive singular leide, nominative plural leideanna)

  1. hint, inkling
  2. prompt
  3. pointer, clue

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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leid

  1. past participle of leie

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *laiþaz, whence also Old English lāþ, Old Norse leiðr.

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leid

  1. uncomfortable

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Scots[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From earlier leed, from Middle English lede, reduced form of leden, leoden (language), from Old English lēoden (national language", literally, "of the people), from Old English lēode (people). More at lede.

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Noun[edit]

leid (plural leids)

  1. language
Usage notes[edit]
  • Commonly understood language, either literally or metaphorically:
    A daena speak the leid.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English lede, leed, from Old English lēad (lead (the metal)). More at lead.

Noun[edit]

leid (plural leids)

  1. lead