What Is Definition of Liege

Add Liège to one of your lists below or create a new one. Ah, the Middle Ages, where we find the word Liège as we know it, a term used by subordinates to designate the lord of their country. The word was probably of Germanic origin, derived from the medieval Latin laeticus. In an interesting etymological twist, the word once meant a leader of a group of free men – pretty much the opposite of his ultimate meaning as a feudal lord. The word is no longer often used, except as a joke (see Python, Monty). Since modern populations often ignore the aristocracy (except in the case of tabloid reporting), many of the words once used to refer to kings are now unusual and obscure. This is the case of Liège. If you call someone « my liar, » you`re probably playing a game. From Middle English liege, lege, lige, from Anglo-Norman lige, from Old French liege (« liar, free »), from Middle High German ledic, ledec (« free, empty, empty ») (New German single (« bachelor »)) from Proto-Germanic *liþugaz (« flexible, free, unoccupied »). From Middle High German, liogan from Old High German, *leugan from West Proto-Germanic. Compare the German lie, the Dutch lie, the English lie. My liar, can you blame the mare for walking hard when she carries the weight of three kingdoms on her back? The Duke of Burgundy, the most powerful vassal of France, was armed against his feudal lord. Meanwhile, the march continued and the Confederates soon invaded the territories of Liège.

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