Origin: earlier layman < Du leeman < MDu led, limb, joint, akin to OE lith, limb + man, man
See lay figure in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: From obsolete layman
Origin: , from Dutch leeman
Origin: , variant of ledenman
Origin: : obsolete Dutch led, limb (from Middle Dutch lit)
Origin: + man, man (from Middle Dutch; see manikin).
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