þeod

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þeudō, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with Old Saxon thioda, Old High German diota, Old Norse þjóð, Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰 (þiuda). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Old Irish túath, Lithuanian tauta.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

þēod f (nominative plural þēoda)

  1. people, tribe, nation, race
  2. homeland, native country
  3. (plural) people, population, gentiles

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Last modified on 19 October 2013, at 03:40