Lithe (?), v. i. & i. [Icel . See Listen.]

To listen or listen to; to hearken to.

[Obs.]

P. Plowman.

 

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Lithe, a. [AS. , for tender, mild, gentle; akin to G. lind, gelind, OHG. lindi, Icel. linr, L. lenis soft, mild, lentus flexible, and AS. linnan to yield. Cf. Lenient.]

1.

Mild; calm; as, lithe weather.

[Obs.]

2.

Capable of being easily bent; pliant; flexible; limber; as, the elephant's lithe proboscis.

Milton.

 

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Lithe, v. t. [AS. . See Lithe, a.]

To smooth; to soften; to palliate.

[Obs.]

 

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