See also: wód, -wód, woɗ-, and -WOD

English

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Noun

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wod (countable and uncountable, plural wods)

  1. Obsolete form of wood.
    • 1535 October 14 (Gregorian calendar), Myles Coverdale, transl., Biblia: The Byble, [] (Coverdale Bible), [Cologne or Marburg: Eucharius Cervicornus and J. Soter?], →OCLC, Jeremy [Jeremiah] x:[3–4], folio xxviii, verso, column 1:
      They hewe downe a tre in the wod with the hondes of the woꝛke man, and faſhion it with the axe: they couer it ouer with golde oꝛ ſyluer, they faſten it wt nales and hammers, that it moue not.

Mokilese

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Noun

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wod

  1. pulaka (swamp taro)

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Old English

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Pronunciation

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Etymology 1

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From Proto-Germanic *wōdaz. Cognate with Old High German wuot, Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌳𐍃 (wōds).

Adjective

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wōd

  1. crazy, insane, mad
    • "Gospel of Saint John", chapter 10, verse 21
      Sume cwǣdon, Ne synt nā þās wōdes mannes word. Cwyst þū mæġ wōd man blindra manna ēagan ontȳnan?
      Some said, these are not words of a mad man. Do you say a mad man of blind men can open eyes?
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, John 8:52
      Þā cwǣdon þā Iūdēas, "Nū wē witon þæt þū eart wōd. Ābrahām wæs dēad, and þā wītegan, and þū cwist, 'Ġif hwā mīn word ġehielt, ne biþ hē nǣfre dēad.'"
      Then the Jews said, "Now we know you're crazy. Abraham died, and so did the prophets, and you're saying, 'If anyone keeps my word, they will never die.'"
    • c. 992, Ælfric, "The Fifth Sunday in Lent"
      Twā bismerlīcu word hīe cwǣdon tō Criste. Ān is þæt hē wǣre Samaritānisċ, ōðer þæt hē dēofol on him hæfde—þæt wē cweðaþ on Englisċ be wōdum menn, "Þū eart wōd."
      They said two insulting things to Christ. One is that he was a Samaritan, the other that he was possessed by a demon—the same thing that we say in English about a crazy person, "You're crazy."
  2. (esp. with dogs and other animals) rabid
  3. (rare) mad with anger, enraged
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  • English: wood², wode

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Etymology 2

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Inflected form

Verb

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wōd

  1. first/third-person preterite singular of wadan

Tok Pisin

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Etymology

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From English word.

Noun

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wod

  1. word