leit- / Indo-European roots
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.]