From Scots leet, leit, of uncertain origin. Perhaps from Old French lite, litte, variant of liste; or from Old Norse leiti, hleyti (compare Old English hlēte); or an aphaeretic shortening of French élite.
From Old English lēt, past tense of lǣtan.
Originated 1400–50 from late Middle English lete ("meeting"), from Anglo-Norman lete and Medieval Latin leta , possibly from Old English ġelǣte ("crossroads").
Jamieson mentions the alternative spellings lyth, lythe, laid, and laith, and connects it to a verb lythe, as it "is frequently caught ... in deep holes among the rocks".
From Middle English lete, from Old English ġelǣt, ġelǣte, from Proto-Germanic *galētą, *lētą. More at leat.
An aphetic form of elite, respelled according to leetspeak conventions.
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