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læce

Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Proto-Germanic *lēkijaz, from Proto-Indo-European *lēgios. Cognate with Gothic 𐌻𐌴𐌺𐌴𐌹𐍃 (lēkeis), Old High German lāhhi, Old Norse læknir (Danish læge (physician)) and with Old Irish liaig (Irish liaigh). Akin to Russian лекарство (lekarstvo, drug), лекарь (lekarʹ, physician), Czech lékař, lék

NounEdit

lǣċe m

  1. physician, doctor

Etymology 2Edit

Cognate with Middle Dutch lake, leke. Probably assimilated to Etymology 1, above, by popular etymology.

NounEdit

lǣċe m

  1. leech