Borrowed from English leader. Old English lǣdere 'id.' From the verb lēad "to lead."
From Proto-Germanic *laidjan- 'id.' From Proto-Indo-European *loi̯t-ei̯e- 'id.,' an ablaut derivation of *lei̯t- "to pass."
Latin litus "coast"
Old Norse leiða, Old High German leiten, Old Saxon lēdian, Old English lǣdan (English to lead)
Ancient Greek λοίτη (loíte) "tomb"
Young Avestan iriϑiieiti "to die"
A litā- "to pass on," B litā- 'id.'