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  • МФА(кључ): /laɪð/
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  • Риме: -aɪð

Етимологија 1[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески lithen, from Стари Енглески līþan (to go, travel, sail, be bereft of), from Пра-Германски *līþaną (to go, leave, suffer), from Пра-Индо-Европски *leyt- (to go, depart, die). Cognate with Севернофризски lyen, lije (to suffer), Холандски lijden (to suffer, dree, abide), Немачки leiden (to suffer, brook, permit). See also lode, lead.


lithe (third-person singular simple present lithes, present participle lithing, simple past lithed or lode, past participle lithed or lidden)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To go.

Етимологија 2[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески lithe, from Стари Енглески līþe (gentle, mild), from Пра-Германски *linþaz, from Пра-Индо-Европски *lentos. Akin to Saterland Frisian lied (thin, skinny, gaunt), Danish and German lind (mild), Icelandic linur (soft to the touch). Not attested in Gothic. Some sources also list Латински lenis (soft) and/or Латински lentus (supple) as possible cognates.


lithe (comparative lither, superlative lithest)

  1. (obsolete) Mild; calm.
    lithe weather
  2. slim but not skinny
    lithe body
    • 1914, Louis Joseph Vance, Nobody, chapter III:
      She was frankly disappointed. For some reason she had thought to discover a burglar of one or another accepted type—either a dashing cracksman in full-blown evening dress, lithe, polished, pantherish, or a common yegg, a red-eyed, unshaven burly brute in the rags and tatters of a tramp.
  3. Capable of being easily bent
    the elephant’s lithe proboscis.
    Синоними: pliant, flexible, limber
  4. Adaptable.
    • Lua грешка in Модул:quote at line 165: The first parameter (language code) is missing..
      Yet the 2016 Éxilé rosé from Lise et Bertrand Jousset in the Loire Valley, made mostly of gamay, was yeasty let light and lithe, while the 2016 Indigeno from Ancarani in Emilia-Romagna, made of trebbiano, was taut and earthy.
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Етимологија 3[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески lithen, from Стари Енглески līþian, līþiġian (to soften, calm, mitigate, assuage, appease, be mild), from Пра-Германски *linþijaną (to soften), from Пра-Индо-Европски *lento- (bendsome, resilient). Cognate with Немачки lindern (to alleviate, ease, relieve).



  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To become calm.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To make soft or mild; soften; alleviate; mitigate; lessen; smooth; palliate.
    • Hamilton (1552)
      The holy spirit, by his grace, lithes and turns out heart to God.
    • T. Adams (1614)
      England.. hath now suppled, lithed and stretched their throats.
    • Rogers Naamen (1642)
      Give me also faith, Lord,.. to lithe, to form, and to accommodate my spirit and members.

Етимологија 4[уреди]

From Средњи Енглески lithen, from Old Norse hlýða (to listen), from Пра-Германски *hliuþijaną (to listen), from Пра-Индо-Европски *ḱlewe- (to hear). Cognate with Дански lytte (to listen). Related to Стари Енглески hlēoþor (noise, sound, voice, song, hearing), Стари Енглески hlūd (loud, noisy, sounding, sonorous). More at loud.


lithe (third-person singular simple present lithes, present participle lithing, simple past and past participle lithed)

  1. (intransitive, obsolete) To attend; listen.
  2. (transitive) To listen to.

Етимологија 5[уреди]

Origin uncertain; perhaps an alteration of lewth.


lithe (plural lithes)

  1. (Scotland) Shelter.
    • 1932, Lewis Grassic Gibbon, Sunset Song:
      So Cospatric got him the Pict folk to build a strong castle there in the lithe of the hills, with the Grampians dark and bleak behind it, and he had the Den drained and he married a Pict lady and got on her bairns and he lived there till he died.


Middle English[уреди]

Etymology 1[уреди]

From from Стари Енглески lēoht (light, daylight; power of vision; luminary; world), from Пра-Германски *leuhtą (light), from Пра-Индо-Европски *lewktom, from the root *lewk- (light).


lithe (plural lithes)

  1. Alternative form of light


Etymology 2[уреди]

From Стари Енглески liþ (limb, member, joint, point).


lithe (plural lithes)

  1. Alternative form of lyth