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English edit

 
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Etymology 1 edit

From Middle English red, reed, from Old English hrēod, from Proto-West Germanic *hreud, of uncertain origin.

Akin to Saterland Frisian Rait (reed), West Frisian reid (reed), Dutch riet (reed), German Ried (reed). No cognates in North Germanic languages, but the existence of an otherwise unattested Gothic *𐌷𐍂𐌹𐌿𐌳 (*hriud) was supposed by the brothers Grimm.[1] They also theorised that the word may have a relation to the retas mentioned in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).[1] The measuring reed sense is the translation of Akkadian qanûm ("cane") used in the Bible and elsewhere.[2]

Noun edit

 
sense 1

reed (countable and uncountable, plural reeds)

  1. (countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
  2. (countable) The hollow stem of these plants.
  3. (countable, music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising 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 part of a beater for beating the weft when weaving.
  6. (countable, historical) A piece of whalebone or similar for stiffening the skirt or waist of a woman's dress.
  7. (uncountable, architecture) Reeding.
  8. (mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  9. Straw prepared for thatching a roof.
  10. (poetic, obsolete) A missile weapon.
  11. (archaic, metrology) A measuring rod.
    1. A Babylonian unit of measure the length of a reed, equal to half a nindan, or six cubits.
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Etymology 2 edit

From Middle English reden, from the noun (see above).

Verb edit

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

  1. (transitive) To thatch.
  2. To mill or mint with reeding.

Etymology 3 edit

See ree.

Verb edit

reed

  1. simple past and past participle of ree

Etymology 4 edit

From Middle English rede (abomasum), from Old English rēada, from Proto-West Germanic *raudō.

Alternative forms edit

Noun edit

reed (plural reeds)

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

References edit

  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"
  2. ^ Jens Høyrup, Lengths, Widths, Surfaces: A Portrait of Old Babylonian Algebra and Its Kin, p. 209, Springer, 2002 →ISBN.

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Pronunciation 1 edit

Verb edit

reed

  1. singular past indicative of rijden

Pronunciation 2 edit

Verb edit

reed

  1. inflection of reden:
    1. first-person singular present indicative
    2. imperative

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Middle English edit

Etymology 1 edit

From Old English ræd.

Noun edit

reed

  1. (Chaucer) advice, counsel

Etymology 2 edit

From Old English read.

Adjective edit

reed

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

Plautdietsch edit

Etymology edit

From Middle Low German gerêde, from Old Saxon *girēdi, from Proto-West Germanic *(ga)raidī, from Proto-Germanic *raidaz.

Adjective edit

reed

  1. ready, prepared

West Frisian edit

Etymology 1 edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

Noun edit

reed c (plural redens, diminutive reedsje)

  1. skate
Further reading edit
  • reed (I)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Etymology 2 edit

From Old Frisian *rēd, from Proto-West Germanic *raidu, from Proto-Germanic *raidō.

Noun edit

reed c (plural reden, diminutive reedsje)

  1. driveway
  2. journey
Further reading edit
  • reed (II)”, in Wurdboek fan de Fryske taal (in Dutch), 2011

Yola edit

Etymology edit

From Middle English red, from Old English rēad, from Proto-West Germanic *raud.

Adjective edit

reed

  1. red
    • 1867, GLOSSARY OF THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY:
      Reed jhemes; Reed-shearde on a mountain.
      Red rags; The Red Gap on the mountain.
    • 1867, “A YOLA ZONG”, in SONGS, ETC. IN THE DIALECT OF FORTH AND BARGY, number 8, page 86:
      Zim dellen harnothès w'aar nize ee reed cley;
      Some digging earth-nuts with their noses in red clay;

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References edit

  • Jacob Poole (d. 1827) (before 1828), William Barnes, editor, A Glossary, With some Pieces of Verse, of the old Dialect of the English Colony in the Baronies of Forth and Bargy, County of Wexford, Ireland, London: J. Russell Smith, published 1867, page 64
Colors in Yola · [Term?] (layout · text)
     whit, baun      gry      bhlock, blaak
             reed              yulloureed              yullou, ghou, buee
             *leem green              green              *meente
             blúegreen              *asure              blúe
                          purple              rowse