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See also: leid, leith, Leid, and Leith

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FaroeseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leið, from Proto-Germanic *laidō, from Proto-Indo-European *leyt- (to go, go forth, die), from Proto-Indo-European *ley- (to be slippery, glide, streak).

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NounEdit

leið f (genitive singular leiðar, plural leiðir)

  1. way, road, course, track
  2. route (of a bus, ferry, etc.)

DeclensionEdit

Declension of leið
f2 singular plural
indefinite definite indefinite definite
nominative leið leiðin leiðir leiðirnar
accusative leið leiðina leiðir leiðirnar
dative leið leiðini leiðum leiðunum
genitive leiðar leiðarinnar leiða leiðanna

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse leið, from Proto-Germanic *laidō.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

leið f (genitive singular leiðar, nominative plural leiðir)

  1. route, way, course
    • Á Sprengisandi (“On Sprengisandur”) by Grímur Thomsen
      Ríðum, ríðum, rekum yfir sandinn,
      rökkrið er að síða á Herðubreið,
      álfadrottning er að beizla gandinn,
      ekki er gott að verða á hennar leið;
      vænsta klárinn vildi eg gefa til
      að vera kominn ofan í Kiðagil.
      Ride, ride, ride hard across the sands,
      darkness settles over Herðubreið.
      The Queen of the elves bridles her steed -
      be careful not to cross her path.
      My best horse I'd sacrifice
      to be safely back in Kiðagil.
  2. method, means

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Old NorseEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *laidō.

NounEdit

leið f

  1. a way
  2. a way, a road
  3. (nautical) a course
  4. (military) a levy
  5. a local assembly (in the Icelandic Commonwealth)

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ReferencesEdit

  • leið in A Concise Dictionary of Old Icelandic, G. T. Zoëga, Clarendon Press, 1910, at Internet Archive.