leit- / Indo-European roots

Examples of words with the root leit-: lead, leitmotif, livelihood, load, lode.


To go forth, die.

1. Suffixed o-grade form *loit-eyo-.
a. lead1 from Old English lǣdan, to lead;
b. leitmotif from Old High German leitan, to lead. Both a and b from Germanic *laidjan.
2. Suffixed variant o-grade form *loit-ā-. load, lode; livelihood from Old English lād, course, way, from Germanic *laidō.

[Pokorny leit(h)- 672.]

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