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Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *þiudiskaz (of or relating to a people). Equivalent to þēod +‎ -isċ.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

þēodisċ n

  1. (countable) language
    • Alfred the Great’s translation of The Consolation of Philosophy by Boethius:
      Þēah hit ġebyriġe þæt þa ūtemestan þīoda ēowerne naman up āhebban and on maniġ þēodisċ ēow heriġen
      Though it may come about that people from the farthest reaches lift up your name and may praise you in many languages

DeclensionEdit

AdjectiveEdit

þēodisċ

  1. of or belonging to the people, popular, public
  2. Gentile
  3. native, of one's native tribe/nation

DescendantsEdit

  • Middle English: thedisch, þedisch