ædre

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Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēþrǭ. Cognates include Old Frisian ēdere, Old High German ādra, Old Norse æðr.

Noun[edit]

ǣdre f

  1. (anatomy) vein, artery; sinew
  2. channel for liquids, a river
  3. kidney
Declension[edit]
Descendants[edit]
  • Middle English: edre
    • English: edder (dialectal)

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *ēdraz, from Proto-Indo-European *āt- (quick). Cognate with Old High German atar, Old Saxon adro, Latvian ātrs.

Adverb[edit]

ǣdre

  1. directly, instantly, at once
  2. (poetic) fully, entirely
Descendants[edit]