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- 4 West Frisian
Middle English rede, Old English hrēod. Akin to German Ried. No cognates in North Germanic languages, but a Gothic [script?] (hriud) was derived. It is theorised that the word may have a relation to ritae in Noctes Atticae (Aulus Gellius).
- (botany, countable) Any of various types of tall stiff perennial grass-like plants growing together in groups near water.
- (countable, botany) The hollow stem of these plants.
- (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.
- (countable, music) A musical instrument such as the clarinet or oboe, which produces sound when a musician blows on the reed.
- (countable, weaving), a comb like tool for beating the weft when weaving.
- (uncountable) reeding
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- To mill or mint with reeding.
- Simple past tense and past participle of ree.
reed (plural reeds)
- 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"
- singular past indicative of rijden
- first-person singular present indicative of reden
- imperative of reden
- (Chaucer) advice, counsel
reed c (plural redens)