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[lahyth] /laɪð/

adjective, lither, lithest.
bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible:
the lithe body of a ballerina.
a less common word for lissom
flexible or supple

1768, from lithe + -some (1). Related: Lithesomely; lithesomeness.

Old English liðe “soft, mild, gentle, meek,” from Proto-Germanic *linthja- (cf. Old Saxon lithi “soft, mild, gentle,” Old High German lindi, German lind, Old Norse linr, with characteristic loss of “n” before “th” in English), from PIE root *lent- “flexible” (cf. Latin lentus “flexible, pliant, slow,” Sanskrit lithi). In Middle English, used of the weather. Current sense of “easily flexible” is from c.1300. Related: Litheness.


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