See also: Redd

EnglishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Fusion of Middle English redden (to save, rescue, deliver, rid, free, clear), from Old English hreddan (to save, deliver, recover, rescue), from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną and Middle English reden (to clean up, clear), from Old English ġerǣdan (to put in order, arrange, prepare), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną (to arrange). More at rid, ready.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

redd (third-person singular simple present redds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redd or redded)

  1. (obsolete) To free from entanglement.
  2. (obsolete) To free from embarrassment.
  3. (Scotland and Northern England) To fix boundaries.
  4. (Scotland and Northern England) To comb hair.
  5. (Scotland and Northern England) To separate combatants.
  6. (Scotland and Northern England) To settle, usually a quarrel.
Derived termsEdit
ReferencesEdit
  • redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English, from Old Norse ryðja, Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden. In modern use probably actually a back-formation from ready.

Alternative formsEdit

VerbEdit

redd (third-person singular simple present redds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)

  1. (transitive, Pennsylvania) To clean, tidy up, to put in order.
    I've got to redd up the place before your mother gets back.
ReferencesEdit
  • redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

Etymology 3Edit

Origin obscure, possibly from the act of the fish scooping, clearing out a spawning place, see redd above.

NounEdit

redd (plural redds)

  1. A spawning nest made by a fish.
    • 2007, Michael Klesius, Fishes' Riches, National Geographic (March 2007), 32,
      A female chinook salmon digs her redd, or nest, prior to spawning in Oregon's John Day River.

Etymology 4Edit

From the archaic verb rede or read

VerbEdit

redd

  1. simple past tense and past participle of rede
  2. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of read
    • The Works of John Knox, 1841
      Verrelie that which I have heard and redd in the woorde of God

Norwegian BokmålEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hræddr, from hræða (frighten).

AdjectiveEdit

redd (neuter singular redd, definite singular and plural redde, comparative reddere, indefinite superlative reddest, definite superlative reddeste)

  1. frightened, afraid
AntonymsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

redd

  1. imperative of redde

ReferencesEdit


Norwegian NynorskEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old Norse hræddr, from hræða (frighten)

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

redd (indefinite singular redd, definite singular and plural redde, comparative reddare, indefinite superlative reddast, definite superlative reddaste)

  1. frightened; afraid
  2. careful with; worried about
SynonymsEdit
AntonymsEdit
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Etymology 2Edit

VerbEdit

redd

  1. imperative of redda and redde

ReferencesEdit


ScotsEdit

VerbEdit

redd (third-person singular present redds, present participle reddin, past redd, past participle redd)

  1. to free, relieve
  2. to clear, vacate
  3. to disentangle, unravel
  4. to comb
  5. to arrange, settle
  6. to fix, determine
  7. to tidy

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

redd c

  1. a road (towards a harbour), a roadstead
    ligga på redden
    to ride at anchor in the road

DeclensionEdit

Declension of redd 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative redd redden redder redderna
Genitive redds reddens redders reddernas

VerbEdit

redd

  1. past participle of reda.

ReferencesEdit