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EnglishEdit

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Etymology 1Edit

Middle English rede, Old English hrēod. Akin to German Ried. No cognates in North Germanic languages, but a Gothic [script?] (hriud) was derived[1]. It is theorised that the word may have a relation to ritae in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).[1]

NounEdit

reed (countable and uncountable, plural reeds)

  1. (botany, countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
  2. (countable, botany) The hollow stem of these plants.
  3. (countable, music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
  4. (countable, music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
  5. (countable, weaving) A comb-like tool for beating the weft when weaving.
  6. (uncountable, architecture) reeding
  7. (mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  8. straw prepared for thatching a roof
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VerbEdit

reed (third-person singular simple present reeds, present participle reeding, simple past and past participle reeded)

  1. To mill or mint with reeding.

Etymology 2Edit

See ree

VerbEdit

reed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ree

Etymology 3Edit

Alternative formsEdit

NounEdit

reed (plural reeds)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 The supposition about Gothic and the quote from Noctes Atticae in Deutsches Wörterbuch: "dixit ... amicus meus in libro se Gavi de origine vocabulorum VII legisse "retas" vocari arbores, quae aut ripis fluminum eminerent aut in alveis eorum exstarent"

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DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

reed

  1. singular past indicative of rijden
  2. first-person singular present indicative of reden
  3. imperative of reden

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Middle EnglishEdit

NounEdit

reed

  1. (Chaucer) advice, counsel

AdjectiveEdit

reed

  1. red
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
      Bold was her face, and fair, and red of hue.

West FrisianEdit

NounEdit

reed c (plural redens)

  1. skate
  2. driveway
  3. road