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EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

leden (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) Language; speech.
    • 1596, Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene, IV.11:
      he was expert in prophecies, / And could the ledden of the gods unfold []

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CzechEdit

EtymologyEdit

From led (ice).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leden m inan

  1. January

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DanishEdit

AdjectiveEdit

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). ...

NounEdit

leden c

  1. definite singular of lede

VerbEdit

leden

  1. common past participle of lide

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • Rhymes: -eːdən
  • (file)

NounEdit

leden

  1. Plural form of lid

VerbEdit

leden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of lijden

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Middle EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

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VerbEdit

leden

  1. to lead (guide, conduct, direct)
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, Romans 2:4
    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?
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, II Chronicles 25:11
    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.
    1395 Wycliffe Bible, Isaiah 53:7
    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.
  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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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English lēaden; equivalent to led +‎ -en.

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AdjectiveEdit

leden

  1. Made of lead; containing lead
  2. Having the appearance of lead; leaden
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Etymology 3Edit

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

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NounEdit

leden

  1. Latin (language)
  2. A language or tongue
  3. singing, music
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Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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

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

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Usage notesEdit

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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ReferencesEdit

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

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

leden

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