Livelihood



[lahyv-lee-hoo d] /ˈlaɪv liˌhʊd/

noun
1.
a means of supporting one’s existence, especially financially or vocationally; living:
to earn a livelihood as a tenant farmer.
/ˈlaɪvlɪˌhʊd/
noun
1.
occupation or employment
n.

1610s, alteration of livelode “means of keeping alive” (c.1300), from Old English lifad “course of life,” from lif “life” + lad “way, course” (see load). Cf. Old High German libleita. Spelling assimilated to words in -hood. Earlier livelihood was a different word, meaning “liveliness,” from lively.

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