lithy

EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

  • lethy (dialectal)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English lethi, from Old English liþiġ, from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz, equivalent to lithe +‎ -y. Cognate with Dutch ledig, German ledig, Swedish ledig, Icelandic liðugur. Related to lithe.

AdjectiveEdit

lithy (comparative more lithy, superlative most lithy)

  1. Easily bent; pliable.

Related termsEdit

  • lithy tree

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.

Last modified on 7 April 2014, at 23:16