See also: led-en and LED-en

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From Middle English leden, leoden, from Old English lēoden (national or popular language). More at leid and leed.

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leden (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Language; speech.

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Inherited from Old Czech leden, from Proto-Slavic *ledьnъ. By surface analysis, led (ice) +‎ -en.

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leden m inan (related adjective lednový)

  1. January
    Narodil jsem se šestého ledna roku 1981.I was born on the sixth of January 1981.

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The genitive is used with dates without a preposition.

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  • leden in Příruční slovník jazyka českého, 1935–1957
  • leden in Slovník spisovného jazyka českého, 1960–1971, 1989
  • leden in Internetová jazyková příručka

Danish

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leden (neuter ledet, plural and definite singular attributive ledne)

  1. (archaic) Passed, over, finished.
    • 1826, Carl Christian Rafn, Krakas maal: eller Kvad om kong Ragnar Lodbroks krigsbedrifter og heltedød, page 25:
      Glad skal jeg Øl med Aser / I Öndvege drikke / Ledne er Livets Timer / Leende gaaer jeg i Døden!
      Happily shall I beer with the Æsir / In the seat of honour drink / The hours of life are over / Laughing, I walk into death!
    • 1820, Dansk Ordbog: I - L, page 94:
      Leden adj. part. af v. lider procedo. Som er til Ende, forløben. Da vare ledne (forløbne) 4 Aar siden. Der hans meste Alder var leden (forbi). ...
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leden c

  1. definite singular of lede

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leden

  1. common past participle of lide

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  • Rhymes: -eːdən
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leden

  1. plural of lid

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leden

  1. inflection of lijden:
    1. plural past indicative
    2. (dated or formal) plural past subjunctive

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Middle English

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Etymology 1

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From Old English lǣdan, from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną.

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leden

  1. to lead (guide, conduct, direct)
    • 1395, Wycliffe Bible, Romans 2:4[1]:
      Whether `dispisist thou the richessis of his goodnesse, and the pacience, and the long abidyng? Knowist thou not, that the benygnyte of God ledith thee to forthenkyng?
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    • 1395, Wycliffe Bible, II Chronicles 25:11[2]:
      Forsothe Amasie ledde out tristili his puple, and yede in to the valei of makyngis of salt, and he killide of the sones of Seir ten thousynde.
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    • 1395, Wycliffe Bible, Isaiah 53:7[3]:
      He was offrid, for he wolde, and he openyde not his mouth; as a scheep he schal be led to sleyng, and he schal be doumb as a lomb bifore hym that clippith it, and he schal not opene his mouth.
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  2. to lead (manage, oversee, administrate)
  3. to lead (rule, head, hold ultimate authority)
  4. to carry, take, bring
  5. to put, place, set down
  6. to lead (a life), to live
  7. to cause, engender, beget
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  • English: lead (guide)
  • Scots: leid, lede
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Etymology 2

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From led (lead) +‎ -en (infinitival suffix).

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leden

  1. To cover in lead; to attach lead to.
  2. To make out of lead.
  3. (figurative, rare) To dumb down; to stupidify.
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  • English: lead (cover in lead)
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Etymology 3

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From Old English lēaden; equivalent to led +‎ -en (made of).

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leden

  1. Made of lead; containing lead
  2. Having the appearance of lead; leaden
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Etymology 4

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A conflation of Old English lēoden (national language); and Lǣden (Latin).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈleːdən/, /ˈlɛːdən/

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leden

  1. Latin (language)
  2. A language or tongue.
    Synonyms: langage, speche, tonge, thede
  3. singing, music
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Etymology 5

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From Old English lēodan; equivalent to lede (people) +‎ -en (plural suffix).

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leden

  1. (Early Middle English) plural of lede (people)

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leden m

  1. definite singular of led

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Old Czech

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *ledьnъ. By surface analysis, led (ice) +‎ -en.

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  • IPA(key): (13th CE) /ˈlɛdɛn/
  • IPA(key): (15th CE) /ˈlɛdɛn/

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leden m inan

  1. January

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Serbo-Croatian

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Inherited from Proto-Slavic *leděnъ. Cognate with Russian ледяной (ledjanoj), led (ice) or sladoled (sweet ice = ice cream).

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  • IPA(key): /lêden/
  • Hyphenation: led‧en

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lȅden (Cyrillic spelling ле̏ден, definite lȅdenī, comparative ledènijī)

  1. (relational) ice; icy, glacial
  2. cold, frigid, chilled
    ledena kavaiced coffee
  3. crystalline, clear and transparent
  4. relating to the ice plant (Mesembryanthemum crystallinum)
  5. (figuratively) unwelcoming, coldhearted, unfeeling
  6. (figuratively) (of fear, doubt, or surprise) immobilizing

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Historically, lȅdan primarily meant “of or relating to ice”, while lȅden primarily meant “made of ice”, but each was often used for the other; today, lȅden is by far the more common of the two.

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    Pero Budmani, editor (1898-1903), “leden”, in Rječnik hrvatskoga ili srpskoga jezika[4] (in Serbo-Croatian), volume 5, Zagreb: JAZU, page 950
  • leden” in Hrvatski jezični portal

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leden

  1. definite singular of led (joint)
  2. definite plural of led (step)

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