abed

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English abedde, on bedde (bed), from Old English bedd (bed). Equivalent to a- (in, on) +‎ bed.

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abed (not comparable)

  1. In bed, or on the bed; confined to bed. [First attested from 1150 to 1350.][1]
  2. To childbed

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Lesley Brown, editor-in-chief; William R. Trumble and Angus Stevenson, editors (2002), “abed”, in The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary on Historical Principles, 5th edition, Oxford; New York, N.Y.: Oxford University Press, →ISBN, page 3.

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