See also: leid and leið

GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle High German leit, from Old High German leid, from Proto-Germanic *laiþą. Cognate with Dutch leed, English loath. Originally unrelated with the verb leiden (to suffer), though the two stems early on began to influence each other. See leid for more.

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NounEdit

Leid n (genitive Leides or Leids, no plural)

  1. woe, grief, distress, sorrow, suffering, affliction
    Synonym: Kummer
  2. wrong, harm, injury

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Further readingEdit

  • Leid” in Duden online

Low GermanEdit

EtymologyEdit

Cognate to Lied n (song)

NounEdit

Leid n (plural Leier)

  1. (Paderbornisch) song