Leud meaning

A vassal or tenant in the early Middle Ages.
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Noun

Singular:
leud
Plural:
leudes

Origin of leud

  • 1750, from Medieval Latin leudēs (pl., “vassals or followers of the king”), from Frankish *liudi (“people”), from Proto-Germanic *liudiz (“people”), from Proto-Indo-European *(e)lewədh- (“man, people”). Cognate with Old High German liuti (“people, subordinates”), Old English lēod (“chief, man”). More at leod.

    From Wiktionary