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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English leed, lede, shortened variant of leden (language), from Old English lēoden (popular or national language, native tongue), from Old English lēod (people, nation). Cognate with Scots leid (language), Dutch lied (song), German Lied (song). More at lede.

NounEdit

leed (plural leeds)

  1. (Britain dialectal, Northern England, Scotland) Language; tongue.
  2. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A national tongue (in contrast to a foreign language).
  3. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) The speech of a person or class of persons; form of speech; talk; utterance; manner of speaking or writing; phraseology; diction.
  4. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A strain in a rhyme, song, or poem; refrain; flow.
  5. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) A constant or repeated line or verse; theme.
  6. (Britain dialectal, Scotland) Patter; rigmarole.

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PronunciationEdit

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  • Rhymes: -eːt

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch lêet, from Old Dutch *lēth, from Proto-Germanic *laiþą.

NounEdit

leed n (uncountable)

  1. grief, sorrow
  2. harm

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch lêet, from Old Dutch lēth, from Proto-Germanic *laiþaz.

AdjectiveEdit

leed (comparative leder, superlative leedst)

  1. (Belgium) angry
  2. sad
InflectionEdit
Inflection of leed
uninflected leed
inflected lede
comparative leder
positive comparative superlative
predicative/adverbial leed leder het leedst
het leedste
indefinite m./f. sing. lede ledere leedste
n. sing. leed leder leedste
plural lede ledere leedste
definite lede ledere leedste
partitive leeds leders

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry.

VerbEdit

leed

  1. singular past indicative of lijden

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LuxembourgishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old High German leid. Cognate with German leid, Dutch leed.

PronunciationEdit

AdverbEdit

leed

  1. (in expressions) grievous; cumbersome
    Ech sinn et leed. — “I’m fed up with it.”
    Dat deet mer leed. — “I’m sorry.”
    Hatt deet mer leed. — “I pity her.”

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Middle EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

From Old English lēode (people, men), plural of lēod (man, person) (masc.), also “nation, people group, ethnicity, nationality” (fem.), akin to Old Frisian liod, Old Saxon liud, Old Norse ljóðr, lýðr, Old High German liut, Dutch lieden, German Leute (people). Akin to Old English lēodan (to grow, spring forth).

NounEdit

leed (plural common noun and collective noun, plural leeds or leeden)

  1. People; persons collectively.
  2. Countrymen, compatriots; vassals.
  3. Man, person; human being.
  4. Race, nation; nationality; kindred.

Etymology 2Edit

Unknown

NounEdit

leed

  1. A copper kettle or caldron.
    • 14th century, Geoffrey Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales
      That stemed as a forneys of a leed

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VerbEdit

leed

  1. (Spain) Informal second-person plural (vosotros or vosotras) affirmative imperative form of leer.