More about lebkuchen
Lebkuchen, “a hard Christmas cookie,” is a borrowing from German and is equivalent to Kuchen, “cake,” plus an element of unclear origin. Kuchen is related to English cake and the Word of the Day krumkake. The Leb- part may be related to Latin lībum, “flatbread, sacrificial cake,” which in turn could be the root of lībāre, “to pour an offering,” as in libation. Alternatively, the Leb- element may share an origin with German Laib and English loaf (and, by extension, lady and lord). Lebkuchen was first recorded in English in the late 1840s.
EXAMPLE OF LEBKUCHEN USED IN A SENTENCE
I searched bakery after bakery but could not find one that sold lebkuchen, whose uniquely nutty and spicy aroma I greatly missed.