edder

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old English edor (hedge, fence); akin to etar.

Noun[edit]

edder (plural edders)

  1. Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together.

Verb[edit]

edder (third-person singular simple present edders, present participle eddering, simple past and past participle eddered)

  1. (obsolete) To bind the top interweaving edder.
    to edder a hedge

Etymology 2[edit]

See adder.

Noun[edit]

edder (plural edders)

  1. An adder or snake.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English edre (a vein, blood vessel), Old English ǣdre (a vein, artery; sinew), from Proto-Indo-European *ēt-er- (stomach, intestines). Cognates include (from Germanic) Old Saxon -āðara (Dutch ader), Old High German ādra (German Ader), Old Norse æðr (Swedish åder); (from Indo-European) Ancient Greek ἦτορ (êtor, heart), Latin uterus, Old Irish inathar (entrails).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

edder (plural edders)

  1. (regional, rare or obsolete) A blood vessel.
    Roop, and I'll snithe your edders.

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 The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.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 edder in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.)

Anagrams[edit]