From Middle French guede, from Old French g(u)esde, gaide, wai(s)de "woad, dye made from woad extract" (compare Medieval Latin guaisdium, wai(s)da "woad"), from Gothic or an unknown East Germanic language *wai(z)da "woad, pastel" from Proto-Germanic *waidą, *waidaz (“woad”), from Proto-Indo-European *wAit- (“woad”), conflated with East Germanic *wizdils, *wizdila "woad, weld" (source of Medieval Latin uuisdile, ouisdelem, guisdil "woad, pastel") from Proto-Indo-European *wis- (“colouring matter, dye, poison”). Akin to Old High German weit "woad", Old Frisian wēd "woad", Old English wād "woad, woad-dye". More at woad.
guède f (plural guèdes)
- woad (plant Isatis tinctoria)
guède (masculine and feminine, plural guèdes)
- of a colour resembling the bluish tint extracted from woad; pastel blue
From guéder ("to sate, intoxicate"; compare Walloon waidi "to graze")), from Frankish *waidōn (“to graze”), influenced by guéder (“to dye, soak in dye”), from guède. Akin to Old High German weidōn ("to pasture"; > German German weiden "to graze, pasture"). More at gain.