leod-

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Proto-Germanic *leudi- (people, country)

Prefix[edit]

lēod-

  1. of or relating to people, a nation, or a country
    lēodbealu "national tragedy, calamity to a people"
    lēodgryre "general terror"
    lēodriht "law of the land"
    lēodweard "government"
    lēodhata "tyrant"
  2. of or relating to one's own people; home
    lēodbyġen "traffic in one's own compatriots, slave trade"
    lēodwynn "joy of home"
    lēodhwæt "brave, valliant"