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English

From Middle English lether, from Old English leþer (leather), from Proto-Germanic *leþrą (leather), from Proto-Indo-European *létrom (leather). Cognate with West Frisian leare (leather), Low German Leder (leather), Dutch leder, leer (leather), German Leder (leather), Danish læder (leather), Swedish läder (leather), Icelandic leður (leather). The Celtic forms (Welsh lledr, Old Irish lethar) ultimately derive from the Germanic.