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English word lean comes from Proto-Germanic *laugnaz, and later Proto-Germanic *laugnijaną (To conceal; gainsay; deny.).

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Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*laugnaz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro)
*laugnijaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To conceal; gainsay; deny.
leyna Old Norse (non)
leyna Icelandic (isl) (transitive, or, ditransitive, governs the dative, or accusative and dative) to hide, conceal (something [dat.] from someone [acc.]).
lean English (eng) To conceal.