leod

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English leod (people), from Old English lēode ("people, men"; plural of lēod (person, man)), from Proto-Germanic *liudīz (people), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (man, people). Cognate with Scots lede (people), West Frisian lie (people), Dutch lieden (people) and Dutch lui(den) (people), German Leute (people), Norwegian lyd (people), Polish lud (people), Russian люди (ljudi, people).

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leod (plural leod or leods)

  1. (collectively, obsolete) People, folk.
  2. (obsolete) A people, nation, people group.
  3. (obsolete) A man, person.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English lēod "people"

Noun[edit]

leod (plural ledes)

  1. people
  2. nation; a nation
  3. a man
  4. a serf or tenant
    lige leode ("feudal retainers") --Piers Plowman

Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Closely related to lēode and lēodan. From Proto-Germanic *liudiz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₁lewdʰ- (men, people). Cognates include Old High German liut, Old Norse ljōðr, and West Frisian -lju; and, outside the Germanic languages, Lithuanian liáudis (common people), Proto-Slavic *ľudъ (Russian люд (ljud)).

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lēod m

  1. man, chief, leader
  2. (poetic) a prince
  3. a fine for slaying a man, wergild

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Noun[edit]

lēod f

  1. a people, people group, nation
    lēodbealunational tragedy, calamity to a people
    lēodgryregeneral terror
    lēodrihtlaw of the land
    lēodweardgovernment
    lēodhatatyrant
  2. (in compounds) one's own people; home
    lēodbyġentraffic in one's own compatriots, slave trade
    lēodwynnjoy of home
    lēodhwætbrave, valliant
  3. Alternative form of lēode

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