steed

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From Old English steda (stallion, stud) (compare Old High German stuot (herd of horses)).

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steed (plural steeds)

  1. (archaic, poetic) A stallion, especially in the sense of mount.
    The studded bridle on a ragged bough
    Nimbly she fastens: -- O, how quick is love! --
    The steed is stalled up, and even now
    To tie the rider she begins to prove:
    Backward she push'd him, as she would be thrust,
    And govern'd him in strength, though not in lust. — Shakespeare, "Venus and Adonis".

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North Frisian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Frisian stede, which derives from Proto-Germanic *stadiz. Cognates include West Frisian stêd.

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steed n (plural steeden)

  1. (Föhr-Amrum) city, town

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