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- An aquatic blood-sucking annelid of class Hirudinea, especially Hirudo medicinalis.
- A person who derives profit from others, in a parasitic fashion.
- (obsolete) A physician.
- (paganism) A healer in Heathenry.
healer in Heathenry
- (A date for this quote is being sought): Swain Wodening, “Scandinavian Craft Lesson 6: Runic Divination”, Theod Magazine, volume 3, number 4
- In ancient times runesters were a specialized class separate from that of the witch or ordinary spell caster (much as the other specialists such as the leech or healer and the seithkona were different from a witch), and even today many believe it takes years of training to become adept at using the runes in spell work.
- 1900, Augustus Henry Keane, Man, Past and Present, The University Press (Cambridge)
- Their functions are threefold, those of the medicine-man (the leech, or healer by supernatural means); of the soothsayer (the prophet through communion with the invisible world); and of the priest, especially in his capacity as exorcist
- 2003, Brian Froud and Ari Berk, The Runes of Elfland, Pavillion Books, ISBN 1 86205 647 1, page 22
- "Leech?" "Not another doctor".
- 2004, Runic John, The Book of Seithr, Capall Bann Publishing, ISBN 186163 299 0, page 282
- There are many kinds of "Leech" or "healer" as there are healing techniques, some are more powerful than others and some are very specific to certain illnesses and complaints; some use potions and unguents, others crystals and stones, others galdr and some work their healing from within the hidden realms themselves.
Third person singular
- (transitive) To apply a leech medicinally.
- (transitive) To drain (resources) without giving back.
- Bert leeched hundreds of files from the BBS, but never uploaded anything in return.
- (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The vertical edge of a square sail
- (nautical) The aft edge of a triangular sail
- "De opfreeche side titel wie ûnjildich, leech, of in miskeppele." (The requested page title was invalid, empty or improperly linked.)
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