See also: laet, lät, and læt-

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *lataz, whence also Old High German laz, Old Norse latr; from Proto-Indo-European *lad-(slow, weary). Akin to Old English latian(to delay), Old English lettan(to hinder).

AdjectiveEdit

læt

  1. slow
  2. sluggish
  3. late
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *lētaz(servant, slave), from Proto-Indo-European *lē-. Akin to Middle Dutch laet (Dutch laat), Old High German laz(half-freedman, serf), Old Frisian lethar(freedman), Gothic 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌻𐌴𐍄𐍃(fralēts). More at allegiance, liege.

NounEdit

læt m

  1. a class of man ranking between a slave and a ceorl.
  2. a serf.
DeclensionEdit