tod

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English[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

Origin unknown.

Noun[edit]

tod (plural tods)

  1. (now UK dialect) A fox.
    • Ben Jonson
      the wolf, the tod, the brock
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Richard Adams, The Plague Dogs to this entry?)
    1. A male fox; a dog; a reynard.
  2. Someone like a fox; a crafty person.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Apparently cognate with East Frisian todde (bundle), dialectal Swedish todd (mass (of wool)).

Noun[edit]

tod (plural tods)

  1. A bush; used especially of ivy.
  2. An old English measure of weight, usually of wool, containing two stone or 28 pounds (13 kg).
    • 1843, The Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge, Volume 27, p. 202:
      Seven pounds make a clove, 2 cloves a stone, 2 stone a tod, 6 1/2 tods a wey, 2 weys a sack, 12 sacks a last. [...] It is to be observed here that a sack is 13 tods, and a tod 28 pounds, so that the sack is 364 pounds.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 209:
      Generally, however, the stone or petra, almost always of 14 lbs., is used, the tod of 28 lbs., and the sack of thirteen stone.

Verb[edit]

tod (third-person singular simple present tods, present participle todding, simple past and past participle todded)

  1. (obsolete) To weigh; to yield in tods.

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tod

  1. rafsi of toldi.

Old High German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *dauþuz, akin to Old Saxon dōth, Old Dutch dōth, dōt, Old English dēaþ, Old Norse dauði, Gothic 𐌳𐌰𐌿𐌸𐌿𐍃 (dauþus).

Noun[edit]

tōd m

  1. death, cessation of life

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Slovene[edit]

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tód

  1. (clarification of this Slovene definition is being sought) thus