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bedde (plural beddes)

  1. Obsolete spelling of bed

Central Franconian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]


From Old High German *bedōn, northern variant of betōn. Cognate to German beten (to pray). The verb at hand in German bitten (to ask, beg) does not exist in Central Fanconian.



bedde (third-person singular present bett, past participle jebett or jebedde)

  1. (Ripuarian, transitive or intransitive, with öm) to ask for something; to beg
    Woröm häs de net jemat, wo ich dich dröm jebett hatt?
    Why haven’t you done what I’d asked you for?
    Wat enem andere jehürt, ka’ mer sich net esu nemme, do moss mer dröm bedde!
    One can’t just take what’s someone else’s, one must ask for it.
  2. (Ripuarian, intransitive or transitive) to pray
    Dot Ühr vür em Äße bedde? — “Do you pray before meals?”
    Ich hann en Kääz opjestallt on ene Rusekranz jebett.
    I’ve lit a candle and prayed a rosary.

Usage notes[edit]

  • The original past participle is weak jebett. The strong form jebedde is a variant formed on the model of German gebeten.

Derived terms[edit]

Dutch Low Saxon[edit]


bedde n (plural bedden)

  1. bed

Middle Dutch[edit]


From Old Dutch bedde, from Proto-Germanic *badją.


bedde n

  1. bed
  2. bedding, mattress, pillow


This noun needs an inflection-table template.


Further reading[edit]

  • bedde”, in Vroegmiddelnederlands Woordenboek, 2000
  • bedde”, in Middelnederlandsch Woordenboek, 1929