Middle EnglishEdit

Alternative formsEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English *cwēad, *cwǣd, from Proto-West Germanic *kwād (bad, evil).

AdjectiveEdit

qued

  1. bad; evil [from the 13th c.]
    • Ludus Coventriae (ante 1475)
      The body that was heavy as lead, be the Jews never so qued, A-riseth from grave..
    • Sidrak and Bokkus (ante 1500)
      Young and old, good and qued.

DescendantsEdit

  • Scots: quad, quaid, queid

Etymology 2Edit

From Old English cwēad, *cwǣd, from Proto-West Germanic *kwād (dung; evilness).

NounEdit

qued (uncountable)

  1. evil; harm; wickedness [from the 13th c.]
  2. an evil person or being, especially the devil

DescendantsEdit