from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Language; speech; voice; cry.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A simplified spelling of leaden.
  • n. Language: used poetically of the language or voice of birds.


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  • Leden (noun) - The word not only meant the Latin language, but language in general - even that attributed to birds and beasts. Chaucer's Squire's Tale contained: "She understood well everything that any fouls may in his leden sayne."

    --William Toone's Etymological Dictionary of Obsolete Words, 1832

    January 14, 2018