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Old name for a sunny mountain slope (heap) or pending vineyard. This is still in many Hall- and Ried name contain. In Austria, for example, these are the vineyards Achleiten (Wachau), Hundsleiten (Weinviertel), Sonnleiten (Weinviertel) and Steinleiten (Wachau), as well as in South Tyrol the Bozner Leiten, The term is from Middle High German Leit (or lit) derived for wine. See also below Leitgeben,

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