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Webster 1913 Edition


Lith

Lith

(līth)
,
obs.
3d p
ers.
s
ing.
p
res.
of
Lie
, to recline, for lieth.
Chaucer.

Lith

(lĭth)
,
Noun.
[AS.
lið
.]
A joint or limb; a division; a member; a part formed by growth, and articulated to, or symmetrical with, other parts.
Chaucer.

Webster 1828 Edition


Lith

LITH

,
Noun.
A joint or limb. Obs.

Definition 2022


lith

lith

See also: liþ, lið, lith-, -lith, Lith., and líð

English

Alternative forms

Noun

lith (plural liths)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A limb; any member of the body.
  2. (Britain dialectal) A joint; a segment or symmetrical part or division.
    lith and limb; out of lith
    • 1485, Sir Thomas Malory, chapter xiij, in Le Morte Darthur, book III:
      he departed with the lady / & brouȝt her to Camelot / Soo as they rode in a valey it was ful of stones / and there the ladyes hors stumbled and threwe her doun that her arme was sore brysed and nere she swouned for payne / Allas syr sayd the lady myn arme is oute of lythe wher thorow I must nedes reste me
  3. (Scotland) A segment of an orange, or similar fruit.

Etymology 2

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 Dutch lieden and lui, German Leute (people), Old English lēode (people). More at lede.

Noun

lith (uncountable)

  1. Property.

Etymology 3

From Middle English *lith, from Old Norse hlið (a gap, gate, space), from Proto-Germanic *hliþą (door, lid, eyelid), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱel- (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.

Noun

lith (plural liths)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A gate; a gap in a fence.

Anagrams


Scots

Etymology

From Old English liþ, from Proto-Germanic *liþuz.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): [lɪθ]

Noun

lith (plural liths)

  1. (anatomy) limb, member
  2. (anatomy) joint
  3. (of an orange, apple, onion, etc.) segment, division
  4. joint, slice, segment
  5. one of the rings at the base of a cow's horn

Verb

lith (third-person singular present liths, present participle lithin, past lithit, past participle lithit)

  1. to disjoint, sever the joints of, dislocate
  2. to wring a hen's neck

Yapese

Verb

lith

  1. to cook