ædre

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēdrǭ, from Proto-Indo-European *ēt-er- (stomach, intestines). Cognates include (from Germanic) Old Saxon -āðara (Dutch ader), Old High German ādra (German Ader), Old Norse æðr (Swedish åder); (from Indo-European) Ancient Greek ἦτορ (êtor, heart), Latin uterus, Old Irish inathar (entrails).

Noun[edit]

ǣdre f

  1. vein, artery; sinew
    Swat ædrum sprong. Blood sprang from the veins.
  2. channel for liquids, a river
  3. kidney
Declension[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēdra-, from Proto-Indo-European *āt- (quick). Cognate with Old High German atar, Old Saxon adro, Latvian ātrs.

Adverb[edit]

ǣdre

  1. directly, instantly, at once
    Him ða ædre God andswarede. God answered him straight away.
  2. (poetic) fully, entirely