rede

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English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Old English rǣd. Middle English rǣd, rað. Cognate with Danish råd, Dutch raad, German Rat, Swedish råd. Indo-European cognates include Latin ratiō (reason, judgment, counsel).

Noun[edit]

rede (uncountable)

  1. (archaic) Help, advice, counsel.
    • 1603, William Shakespeare, "The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark", Act 1, Scene 3:
      Ophelia:
      Do not, as some ungracious pastors do,
      Show me the steep and thorny way to heaven,
      Whiles, like a puffed and reckless libertine,
      Himself the primrose path of dalliance treads,
      And recks not his own rede.
    • 1885, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol. 1:
      When the Bull heard these words he knew the Ass to be his friend and thanked him, saying, "Right is thy rede"
    • 1954, JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers:
      ‘Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.’
  2. (archaic) Decision, a plan.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English reden, ræden, from Old English rǣdan (to counsel, advise; plot, design; rule, gover, guide; determine, decide, decree; read, explain). More at read.

Verb[edit]

rede (third-person singular simple present redes, present participle reding, simple past and past participle red or redd)

  1. (transitive, archaic or UK dialectal) To govern, protect.
  2. (transitive, archaic or UK dialectal) To discuss, deliberate.
  3. (transitive, archaic or UK dialectal) To advise.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
    • 1485, Syr Thomas Malory, Le Morte Darthur, Bk.IV, Ch.v:
      The meane whyle his squyer founde wryten vpon the crosse that Bagdemagus shold neuer retorne vnto the Courte ageyne / tyll he had wonne a knyȝtes body of the round table body for body / lo syr said his squyer / here I fynde wrytyng of yow / therfor I rede yow retorne ageyne to the Courte / that shalle I neuer said Bagdemagus
  4. (transitive, archaic or UK dialectal) To interpret (a riddle or dream); explain.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Chaucer to this entry?)
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Danish[edit]

Adjective[edit]

rede

  1. ready
  2. prepared

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hreiðr.

Noun[edit]

rede c (singular definite reden, plural indefinite reder)

  1. nest (bird-built structure)
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Etymology 2[edit]

From Old Norse reiða.

Verb[edit]

rede (imperative red, infinitive at rede, present tense reder, past tense redte, past participle har redt)

  1. comb (to groom the hair with a toothed implement)
  2. make (a bed)

Noun[edit]

rede

  1. insight, clarification, especially in the expression gøre sig (selv) rede for

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede c (plural redes or reden, diminutive redetje n)

  1. reason
  2. address, discourse
  3. place to anchor, anchorage

Derived terms[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. (archaic) singular past subjunctive of rijden
  2. (archaic) singular present subjunctive of reden

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German[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. First-person singular present of reden.
  2. Imperative singular of reden.
  3. First-person singular subjunctive I of reden.
  4. Third-person singular subjunctive I of reden.

Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ræd.

Adjective[edit]

rede

  1. redness
  2. Alternative spelling of rǣde.
  3. dative of ræd/rǣd/rað

Descendants[edit]

Verb[edit]

rede

  1. to read

Portuguese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Portuguese rede, from Latin rete.

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede f (plural redes)

  1. net
  2. hammock
  3. network

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

rede ?

  1. A bird's nest.

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