From Early Scots gled, gledd, from Old Norse gleða. Cognate with Old English glida, English glede.
gled (plural gleds)
- The red kite (Milvus milvus)
- A hawk, harrier, or other bird of prey
- A greedy person
- A predator or plunderer
From Early Scots glaid, glad, from Old English glæd (“bright; clear”) and Old Norse glaðr (“smooth; happy”).
gled (comparative mair gled, superlative maist gled)
- Of the sky: clear, cloudless
- smooth, easy in motion, without much friction