leoht

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Noun[edit]

leoht (plural leohtes)

  1. Alternative form of light

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *linhtaz. Cognate with Old Frisian liucht, Dutch licht, Old High German lihti (German leicht), Old Norse léttr (Swedish lätt).

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lēoht

  1. light (of little weight), not heavy
  2. inconsiderable
  3. not slow, quick, ready, nimble
  4. fickle
  5. easy
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  • Middle English: liȝt, lyghte

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *leuhtą, from Proto-Indo-European *lewktom, from *lewk- (shine, be white). Cognate with Old Frisian liācht, Old Saxon lioht (Low German Licht), Dutch licht, Old High German lioht (German Licht).

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Noun[edit]

lēoht n

  1. light (that which illuminates)
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Etymology 3[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *leuhtaz (light, bright), from Proto-Indo-European *lewk- (light).

Adjective[edit]

lēoht (comparative lēohtra, superlative lēohtost)

  1. light, bright, clear, luminous
  2. shining, resplendent, cheerful, beautiful
  3. renowned
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