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leód

  • noun [ masculine ]
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Grammar
leód, es; pl. [which is more frequent] leóde; m.
Wright's OE grammar
§367;
A man, poet. a prince [cf. Icel. álfa ljóði] ; in pl. men, people, people of a country, country [cf. the use of proper names, e.g. hé gewát intó Galwalum he departed into Gaul,
    Chr. Erl. 5, 14
]
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  • Leód Ebréa [

    Abraham

    ], Cd. 136; Th. 171, 28; Gen. 2835.
  • Ebréa leód,

      98; Th. 130, 21; Gen. 2163.
  • Wedera leód [

    Beowulf

    ], Beo. Th. 687; B. 341: 702; B. 348: 1254; B. 625.
  • Gif hwá his ágenne geleód [MS. H. leóð] bebycgge

    if any one sell his own countryman,

      L. In. 11; Th. i. 110, 3.
  • Ðá hatedon hine his leóde

    cives autem ejus oderant eum,

      Lk. Skt. 19, 14.
  • Ða leóde ðá flugon ðá hié ðone here tóweardne wiston

    the people fled when they knew the army was coming,

      Blickl. Homl. 79, 12.
  • Ðá flugon ða hǽðnan leóde,

      203, 16.
  • Lifigende leóde,

      Cd. 205; Th. 255, 3; Dan. 618.
  • Leóde ne cúðan módblinde men meotud oncnáwan

    people, men mind-darkened, could not their maker recognize,

      Exon. 25 a; Th. 73,10; Cri. 1187.
  • Wedera leóde,

      Beo. Th. 455; B. 225.
  • Wé synt gumcynnes Geáta leóde

    by race are we men of the Gauts,

      526; B. 260.
  • Hé ealle ða landbigengan wolde útámǽran and his ágenra leóda mannum gesettan

    omnes indigenas exterminare, ac suæ provinciæ homines pro his substituere contendit,

      Bd. 4, 16; S. 584, 7.
  • Hit ná geweorþan sceolde ðæt se wǽre leóda cyning se ðe ǽr wæs folce þeów

    it ought not to be, that he that had been a servant to a people, should be a king of men,

      Ors. 4, 6; Swt. 178, 21.
  • Leóda lífgedál Lothes gehýrde brýd

    Lot's wife heard the death of men,

      Cd. 119; Th. 154, 25; Gen. 2561.
  • Leóda ǽnigum nytte

    of use to any man,

      Beo. Th. 1591; B. 793.
  • Láþ leóda gehwam,

      Exon. 10 b; Th. 12, 31; Cri. 194.
  • Hæleþa éðel, leóda gesetu,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2519; An. 1261.
  • Wé ðissa leóda land gesóhton,

      535; An. 268.
  • Ðǽr wæs þreó þúsend ðæra leóda

    there was three thousand of the people,

      Elen. Kmbl. 570; El. 285.
  • Leóda bearn [cf. O. Sax. liudi-barn]

    the children of men,

      Exon. 24 a; Th. 69, 11; Cri. 1119: Chr. 975; Erl. 124, 32; Edg. 24.
  • Leóda [MS. leode] þeódum,

      Ps. Th. 80, 12.
  • Geáta leóda cempan

    warriors of the men of the Gauts,

      Beo. Th. 416; B. 205.
  • Ic eówea leóda willan geworhte,

      1273; B. 634.
  • Næs ðǽr má sínra leóda nemne elleffne orettmæcgas,

      Andr. Kmbl. 1326; An. 663.
  • Wæs hé eallum his leódum leóf

    ipse [Oswin] amabilis omnibus præfuit,

      Bd. 3, 14; S. 539, 33.
  • Bæd hé Theodor ðæt hé him and his leódum bisceop funde [

    sibi suisque

    ],4, 3; S. 566, 25.
  • Tó nytnysse his leódum

    utilitati suæ gentis,

      2, 16; S. 520, 3.
  • Ðæt Súþseaxnamǽgþ sceolde habban ágenne bisceop on heora leódum

    ut provincia Australium Saxonum ipso proprium haberet episcopum,

      5, 18 ; S. 636, 14.
  • Æþelwulf tó his leódum cuom,

      Chr. 855; Erl. 68, 31.
  • Ælþeódige men ... swǽse men in leódum aliens ... natives of the country, L. Wih. 4; Th. i. 38,

      3. [Cf. below, Beo. Th. 3741.
    ] Ðǽm Cristenum leódum com Godes engel on fultum

    God's angel had come to the Christians as a help,

      Blickl. Homl. 203, 25, 20: Cd. 24; Th. 31, 22; Gen. 489: 157; Th. 195, 16; Exod. 277.
  • Hié wíf tó Denum feredon lǽddon tó leódum

    they bore her to Denmark,

      Beo. Th. 2322; B. 1159.
  • Wǽron æþelingas eft tó leódum fúse tó farenne

    the nobles were eager to go back to their people,

      3613; B. 1804.
  • Gif cyning his leóde tó him gehlteþ and heom mon ðǽr yfel gedó

    if a king summon his people to him and evil is done to them there,

      L. Ethb. 2; Th. i. 2, 8.
  • Ceadwealla slóh ða Norþhymbran leóde æfter heora hláfordes fylle,

      Swt. A. S. Rdr. 95, 9.
  • Leóda,

      96, 40.
  • Leóde hogode on ðæt micle morþ, men forweorpan,

      Cd. 32; Th. 43, 14; Gen. 690: Andr. Kmbl. 339; An. 170.
  • Leóde, Judéa cyn,

      Elen. Kmbl. 416; El. 208.
  • Hét hine leóde swǽse sécean

    bade him seek his own people,

      Beo. Th. 3741; B. 1868: 2677; B. 1336.
  • Land and leóde,

      Andr. Kmbl. 2643; An. 1323: Chr. 1065; Erl. 198, 6; Edw. 25.
  • Gif ðú ðæt gerǽdest ðæt ðú ðíne leóda lýsan wille

    if you decide to save thy men,

      Byrht. Th. 132, 56; By. 37.
Etymology
[O. L. Ger. liud; m; pl. liudí: O. Sax. liudí: O. Frs. liode, liude: Icel. lýðir; pl. [e.g. of lýðum sínum by his people]: O. H. Ger. liuti homines: Ger. leute.]
Similar entries
v. burh-, eást-, ge-, land- leód; and next word.
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v.  leóde.
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