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Proto-Germanic: *līna-, *lin(w)a-, *lī́sa-
Meaning: weak, flexible
IE etymology: IE etymology
Gothic: { CrGot lista 'zu wenig' }
Old Norse: lin-r `weich, nachgiebig', lina `erschlaffen'
Swedish: len adj.
Old Danish: lin adj.
Old English: (ge)līsian 'schlüpfen, gleiten'; comp. lǟs, sup. lǟst
English: less, least
East Frisian: länig, lenig `buigzam, lenig', Fris linich `buigzam, lenig, vlug, handig
Old Saxon: comp. lēs
Middle Dutch: līse `zacht, gemakkelijk'
Dutch: { lijs 'langsamer, träger Mensch' }; lenig `geschmeidig'; { südnl. lijs adj. }
Middle Low German: līse `schwach hörbar, sanft, sacht, langsam'
Old High German: līso adv. (9.Jh.) `sensim, pedentium, leniter'
Middle High German: lin (gen. linwes), līn 'lau, matt, schlecht'; līs(e), lins 'leise, sanft, langsam, anständig'
German: leise; bair. len `weich, matt, ungesalzen'
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