Origin of leasing
- Middle English lesing from Old English lēasung from lēasian to lie from lēas untrue leu- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English lesing, leasung, from Old English lÄ“asung (“leasing, lying, false witness, deceit, hypocrisy, artifice, lie, empty talk, frivolity, laxity"), from lÄ“asian (“to lie"), from lÄ“as (“false, faithless, untruthful, deceitful, lax, vain, worthless"). Cognate with Scots lesing (“lying"). More at lease.
- From lease.