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- n. Owndom; property.
- n. A gate; a gap in a fence.
- n. A limb; any member of the body.
- n. A joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division.
- n. A segment of an orange, or similar fruit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 3d pers. sing. pres. of lie, to recline, for lieth.
- n. A joint or limb; a division; a member; a part formed by growth, and articulated to, or symmetrical with, other parts.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A limb; any member of the body; also, a joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division: as, sound in lith and limb; a lith of an orange.
- n. Property.
- A Middle English variant of light. Chaucer.
- An obsolete variant of lieth, third person singular indicative present of lie.
- An element in some compounds of Greek formation, meaning ‘stone,’ as in acrolith, monolith, etc. In many names of minerals it occurs in the form -lite (which see).
- n. An abbreviation of Lithuanian;
- n. of lithograph and lithography.
From Middle English lith, lyth ("owndom"), from Old Norse lýðr ("people, lede"), from Proto-Germanic *liudiz (“men, people”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lewedʰ- (“man, people”). Cognate with German Leute ("people"), Old English lēode ("people"). More at lede. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English *lith, from Old Norse hlið ("a gap, gate, space"), from Proto-Germanic *hliþan (“door, lid, eyelid”), from Proto-Indo-European *kel- (“to conceal, hide”). Cognate with Norwegian dialectal lid, led ("an opening in a fence"), Scots lith ("a gap in a fence, gate opening"), Old English hlid ("lid, covering, door, gate, opening"). More at lid. (Wiktionary)
From Middle English lith, lyth, from Old English liþ ("limb, member, joint, tip of finger, point"), from Proto-Germanic *liþuz (“limb”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lAi- (“to bend”). Cognate with Scots lith ("part of the body, joint"), West Frisian lid ("part of the body, member"), Dutch lid ("limb, member, section"), Middle High German lit ("limb, member"), Swedish led ("joint, link, channel"), Icelandic liður ("item"), Dutch gelid ("joint, rank, file"), German Glied ("limb, member, link"). (Wiktionary)