See also: leiden

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch Leiden, said to be from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal).[1] Leiden has historically been associated with the Roman outpost Lugdūnum Batāvōrum and so it was thought the name Leiden had to be derived from this Latin name. This particular castellum was however closer to the town of Katwijk, whereas the Roman settlement near modern-day Leiden was called Matilo.[2]

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Leiden

  1. A city in South Holland, Netherlands, on the Old Rhine, seat of a famous Dutch university.

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper, “Leyden”, in Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2021.
  2. ^ Jona Lendering, “Towns in Germania Inferior: Lugdunum (Brittenburg)”, in (please provide the title of the work)[1], Livius.org, retrieved 11 June 2010

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DutchEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch leiden, said to be from Proto-Germanic *līþa- (canal), from *līþaną (to pass through); however, since it was originally used to refer to the village Leiderdorp, the ei and -d- (rather than -þ-) found in the latter's spelling make this seem unlikely.

It could instead be derived from the older placename Lagiþon, from Proto-Germanic *laguz (water) + the placename suffix -iþi.[1]

Not related to Latin Lugdunum.

PronunciationEdit

 
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  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛi̯də(n)/
  • IPA(key): /ˈlɛi̯ə/ (locally; traditional, now sometimes affected)
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: Lei‧den
  • Rhymes: -ɛi̯dən

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Leiden n

  1. Leiden (a city and municipality of South Holland, Netherlands)

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ “leiden2”, in van der Sijs, Nicoline, editor, Etymologiebank[2], Meertens Institute, 2010

GermanEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈlaɪ̯dən/, [ˈlaɪ̯dn̩]
  • (file)

Etymology 1Edit

Gerund of leiden (to bear, to endure, to suffer), a cognate of English lithe.

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Leiden n (genitive Leidens, plural Leiden)

  1. suffering, pain, grief
  2. disease
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Etymology 2Edit

 
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From Dutch Leiden.

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Leiden n (genitive Leidens)

  1. Leiden (a city in South Holland, Netherlands)
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PortugueseEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Dutch Leiden.

PronunciationEdit

 
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Leiden f

  1. Leiden (a city in South Holland, Netherlands)

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