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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thede, theode, from Old English þēod (nation, people, tribe, race), from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people, nation), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). Cognate with Middle Dutch diet (people), Middle High German diet (people, folk, nation), Norwegian tjod (people, nation), Icelandic þjóð (people, nation), Gaulish touta (people), Old Irish túath (tribe, people, tribal territory), Welsh tud (region, country, people), Breton tud (people), Cornish tus (people), Lithuanian tautà (land, region, country), Oscan touto (community). Cf. Old High German thiuti in unkithiuti: barbarus (Codex Abrogans), and Medieval Latin theodiscus (German, one's own people).

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thede (plural thedes)

  1. (Britain dialectal, obsolete, Scotland) A nation; people.
  2. (Britain dialectal, obsolete, Scotland) A country; land; kingdom.
    • 1508, Golagros & Gawane sig. aiiiiv:
      All the wyis in welth he weildis in theid.
    • 2004, J. Douglas Bruce, Le Morte Arthur:
      For men told in many a thede That launcelot by the quene lay; [...]

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EtymologyEdit

From Old English þēod (people, nation), from Proto-Germanic *þeudō (people), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ (people). More at Dutch.

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thede (plural thedes or theden)

  1. people, group
  2. tribe, community
  3. nation, realm. kingdom
  4. language

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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English thede, thiode, from Old English þēod (nation, people). See above.

NounEdit

thede (plural thedes)

  1. a country; a nation; a people or community
  2. a region or province
  3. species; kind