See also: láib
- Leib (obsolete)
From Middle High German leip, from Old High German hleib, from Proto-West Germanic *hlaib.
Cognate with English loaf, Polish chleb, Russian хлеб (xleb). The spelling with -ai- follows the old Upper German orthography; it was advocated by grammarians such as Gottsched in order to distinguish from Leib (“body”).
Laib m (strong, genitive Laibes or Laibs, plural Laibe or (alternatively after numerals) Laib, diminutive Laibchen n or Laiblein n)
- A fairly rare word in practice because one would usually say ein Brot, ein Käse (literally “a bread, a cheese”), unless there is some need for clarity.
Declension of Laib [masculine, strong]