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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English wode, from Old English wōd (mad, raging, enraged, insane, senseless, blasphemous), from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz (compare Middle Dutch woet > Dutch woede, Old High German wuot > German Wut (fury), Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌳𐍃 (wōds, demonically possessed)), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t-ós, from *weh₂t- (excited, possessed) (compare Latin vātēs (seer, prophet), Old Irish fáith (seer), Welsh gwawd (song)).

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AdjectiveEdit

wode (comparative woder, superlative wodest)

  1. (archaic) mad, crazy, insane, possessed, rabid, furious, frantic.
    • a. 1588, Jasper Heywood, quoted in James Petite Andews, The History of Great Britain, published 1806
      My hair stode up, I waxed wode, my synewes all did shake / And, as the fury had me vext, my teeth began to quake.

Etymology 2Edit

See woad

NounEdit

wode (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of woad

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Middle EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Old English wōd, from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂tós.

NounEdit

wode (uncountable)

  1. madness, insanity, an overmastering emotion, rage, fury
    When thei saw hir for wode so wilde Thei did lede hir ... With-oute the toun ... And stoned hir to dethe. — The Laud Troy Book
    At cherche kan god ... yelde þe wyttes of þe wode.Ayenbite of Inwyt

VerbEdit

wode

  1. To be or go mad; be or go out of one's mind; behave wildly; be frenzied; go out of control.
    Vices woden to destroyen men by wounde of thought. — Chaucer
  2. to be or become furious, enraged.
    Whan I ne may my ladi se, The more I am redy to wraththe ... I wode as doth the wylde Se. — Gower
ConjugationEdit

AdverbEdit

wode

  1. frantically
  2. ferociously, fiercely
  3. intensely, furiously
    Lat us to the peple seme Suche as the world may of us deme That wommen loven us for wod. — Chaucer
  4. furiously enraged, irate, angry
    He was wod wroth and wold do Thomas ... to deth. — Mirk's Festial: A Collection of Homilies by Johannes Mirkus
    When þe wale kyng wist, he wex wode wroth. — Wars of Alexander

AdjectiveEdit

wode

  1. mad, insane, possessed, furious, frantic, mentally deranged, of unsound mind, out of one's mind.
  2. rabid
  3. wild, not tamed
Derived termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • English: wode, wood
  • Scots: wod, wode, wud, wude, wuid
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old English wudu, from Proto-Germanic *widuz; see wood.

NounEdit

wode

  1. wood (material).
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VerbEdit

wode

  1. To hunt.
  2. To take to the woods; hide oneself in the woods (also reflexive: ben woded).
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Etymology 3Edit

From Old English wadan.

VerbEdit

wode

  1. Alternative form of waden