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leáh

  • noun [ feminine ]
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Grammar
leáh, g. leáge; f.
A lea, as a termination of local names -leigh, -ley, -ly; it occurs frequently in the charters
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  • Hríðra leáh

    campus armentorum,

      Cod. Dip. Kmbl. i. 232, 21.
  • Ðis syndon ða landgemǽro tó madanleáge (cf. 120, 28 madan lieg) ǽrest on witena leáge, iii. 121, 13-4.
  • On mapodorleáge; be eáston ðære leáge ... eft on Heortleáge westeweardre,

      407, 7, 8, 13.
  • On hemléclége,

      437, 4.
  • Ðonne on ðæt (ða?) lége ... ðonne on gerihte on riscleáge,

      10, 24-5.
  • Of ðam clyfe on heán léage: ðæt on lungan leáge .. ðonne on Swonleáge,

      48, 6, 7.
  • On Wytleáhe; of Wytleáge,

      14, 6.
  • Óð ða lége,

      406, 27.
Etymology
[Piers P. bad hym eryen his leyes, 7, 5: Promp. Parv. lay, londe not telyd, see note 2, p. 285; cf. Pol. Songs Wrt. mi lond leye liþ and leorneþ to slepe, 152, 10: ley lond tere freche, Wrt. Voc. 153, 4. O. H.Ger. v. Grmm D. M. 1202, has lóh; m. lucus, which occurs also in local names, e.g. Hohenlohe, Grff. 2, 127-8: the same suffix is found in Water-loo.]
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