leden etymology

Middle English word leden comes from Proto-Indo-European *leith-, Proto-Indo-European *ley-, and later Proto-Germanic *līþaną (To go through. To go; pass.)

Detailed word origin of leden

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*leith- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to leave, die, to leave, depart, die
*ley- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to be slippery, glide, streak, to avoid, elude, decline, shrink away from, recede, to elude, avoid, shrink from
*leyt- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro) to go, go forth, die, unpleasant
*līþaną Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) To go through. To go; pass.
lǣdan Old English (ang)
leden Middle English (enm) To lead (guide, conduct).

Words with the same origin as leden

Descendants of *leith-
ledande lede leder ledinge ledynge leed lithen
Descendants of *ley-
blinnen lad laf laft lath lave ledere left lif lifly liven loave lof lofe loth love lyf lyfles lyvely