geþeode

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ġe- +‎ þēode.

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Noun[edit]

ġeþēode n (nominative plural ġeþēodu)

  1. language, speech
    • c. 890, King Alfred the Great, Preface to Gregory's Pastoralis Curae
      Forðy me ðyncð betre, gif iow swæ ðyncð, ðæt we eac sumæ bec, ða ðe niedbeðearfosta sien eallum monnum to wiotonne, ðæt we ða on ðæt geðiode wenden ðe we ealle gecnawan mægen, []
      Therefore it seems better to me, if you agree, that we each translate some books, which are the most needful for all men to know, into the language which we can all understand, []

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Further Reading[edit]

  • ge-þeóde in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary