See also: Leida, Leitha, leída, and léidá

FaroeseEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leiða, from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną., causative of *līþaną ( > Faroese líða)

VerbEdit

leiða (third person singular past indicative leiddi, third person plural past indicative leiddu, supine leitt)

  1. to lead
ConjugationEdit
Conjugation of leiða (group v-3)
infinitive leiða
supine leitt
participle (a18)1 leiðandi leiddur
present past
first singular leiði leiddi
second singular leiðir leiddi
third singular leiðir leiddi
plural leiða leiddu
imperative
singular leið!
plural leiðið!
1Only the past participle being declined.

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse leiða, from Proto-Germanic *laiþijaną, from *laiþaz ( > Faroese leiður).

VerbEdit

leiða

  1. to bore

IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse leiða, from Proto-Germanic *laidijaną, causative of *līþaną ( > Icelandic líða).

VerbEdit

leiða (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative leiddi, supine leitt)

  1. to lead
  2. (physics) to conduct (heat, electricity, etc.)
  3. (in the mediopassive) to hold hands
ConjugationEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Norse leiða, from Proto-Germanic *laiþijaną, from *laiþaz ( > Icelandic leiður).

VerbEdit

leiða (weak verb, third-person singular past indicative leiddi, supine leitt)

  1. (ditransitive) to cause to loath
  2. (in the mediopassive, with dative and inverted word order) to be found boring or irksome
    Mér leiðast þessar tafir. – I find these delays irksome.
ConjugationEdit

ReferencesEdit

Ásgeir Blöndal MagnússonÍslensk orðsifjabók, 1st edition, 2nd printing (1989). Reykjavík, Orðabók Háskólans.