rædan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *rēdaną, from Proto-Indo-European *rei- (reason, count). Cognate with Old Frisian rēda (West Frisian riede), Old Saxon rādan (Low German raden) Old Dutch rādan (Dutch raden), Old High German rātan (German raten), Old Norse ráða (Icelandic ráða, Swedish råda, Danish råde), Gothic 𐌲𐌰𐍂𐌴𐌳𐌰𐌽 (garēdan), which is akin to Gothic 𐍂𐍉𐌳𐌾𐌰𐌽 (rōdjan, to talk together) [1]. The Indo-European root is also the source of Greek αριθμός (arithmós), Old Irish immrádim, Old Church Slavonic радити (raditi), Albanian re (care, attention).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rǣdan

  1. to advise
  2. to interpret, explain
  3. to interpret words and letters; to read

Conjugation[edit]

Originally class 7 strong. Changed in later Old English to class 1 weak.

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Etymology of the verb in ODS