reed

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Middle English rede, Old English hrēod. Akin to German Ried. No cognates in North Germanic languages, but a Gothic [script needed] (hriud) was derived[1]. It is theorised that the word may have a relation to ritae in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).[1]

Noun[edit]

reed (countable and uncountable, plural reeds)

  1. (botany, countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
  2. (countable, botany) The hollow stem of these plants.
  3. (countable, music) Part of the mouthpiece of certain woodwind instruments, comprising of a thin piece of wood or metal which shakes very quickly to produce sound when a musician blows over it.
  4. (countable, music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
  5. (countable, weaving) A comb-like tool for beating the weft when weaving.
  6. (uncountable, architecture) reeding
  7. (mining) A tube containing the train of powder for igniting the charge in blasting.
  8. straw prepared for thatching a roof
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Verb[edit]

reed (third-person singular simple present reeds, present participle reeding, simple past and past participle reeded)

  1. To mill or mint with reeding.

Etymology 2[edit]

See ree

Verb[edit]

reed

  1. simple past tense and past participle of ree

Etymology 3[edit]

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Noun[edit]

reed (plural reeds)

  1. (UK, Scotland, dialect) The fourth stomach of a ruminant; rennet.

References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 The supposition about Gothic and the quote from Noctes Atticae in Deutsches Wörterbuch: "dixit ... amicus meus in libro se Gavi de origine vocabulorum VII legisse "retas" vocari arbores, quae aut ripis fluminum eminerent aut in alveis eorum exstarent"

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Dutch[edit]

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Verb[edit]

reed

  1. singular past indicative of rijden
  2. first-person singular present indicative of reden
  3. imperative of reden

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

reed

  1. (Chaucer) advice, counsel

Adjective[edit]

reed

  1. red
    • 14th Century, Chaucer, General Prologue
      Boold was hir face, and fair, and reed of hewe.
      Bold was her face, and fair, and red of hue.

West Frisian[edit]

Noun[edit]

reed c (plural redens)

  1. skate
  2. driveway
  3. road