lithe

[ lahyth ]
/ laɪð /

adjective, lith·er, lith·est.

bending readily; pliant; limber; supple; flexible: the lithe body of a ballerina.
Also lithe·some [lahyth-suh m] /ˈlaɪð səm/.

Origin of lithe

before 900; Middle English lith(e), Old English līthe; cognate with Old Saxon līthi, German lind “mild,” Latin lentus “slow”

OTHER WORDS FROM lithe

lithe·ly, adverblithe·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for lithesome (1 of 2)

lithesome
/ (ˈlaɪðsəm) /

adjective

a less common word for lissom

Word Origin for lithesome

C18: from lithe + -some 1

British Dictionary definitions for lithesome (2 of 2)

lithe
/ (laɪð) /

adjective

flexible or supple

Derived forms of lithe

lithely, adverblitheness, noun

Word Origin for lithe

Old English (in the sense: gentle; C15: supple); related to Old High German lindi soft, Latin lentus slow
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