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Middle English[edit]



  1. Full of dread or fear; afraid.
    • 1387–1400, Chaucer, The Canterbury Tales, General Prologue, Line 607:
      They were adrad of him as of death.
      (please add an English translation of this quote)

See also[edit]

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for adrad in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Old Irish[edit]


Borrowed from Latin adōrātiō, assimilated to the suffix -ad.



adrad m (genitive adartho)

  1. verbal noun of ad·or
  2. worship



Old Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Nasalization
adrad unchanged n-adrad
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

Further reading[edit]

  • 1 adrad” in Dictionary of the Irish Language, Royal Irish Academy, 1913–76.