From Proto-Germanic *þeudō, from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂. Cognate with Old Saxon thioda, Old High German diota, Old Norse þjóð, Gothic 𐌸𐌹𐌿𐌳𐌰 (þiuda). The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Old Irish túath, Lithuanian tauta.
þēod f (nominative plural þēoda)
- Middle English: thede