gled

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See also: glêd

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

gled

  1. simple past of gli
  2. simple past of glide

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *glōdiz (incandescence, glowing ember, burning ash), from Proto-Indo-European *ǵʰelh₃- (to shine). Cognate with Scots gleed (burning coal, ember), Saterland Frisian Gloud (blaze, fire), Dutch gloed (glow, blaze), German Glut (ember), Scots glude (glow from a fire).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

glēd f

  1. burning or live coal, gleed, ember, fire, flame, spark

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: gleede, glede

References[edit]

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

Scots[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Early Scots gled, gledd, from Old Norse gleða. Cognate with Old English glida, English glede.

Noun[edit]

gled (plural gleds)

  1. The red kite (Milvus milvus)
  2. A hawk, harrier, or other bird of prey
  3. A greedy person
  4. A predator or plunderer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Early Scots glaid, glad, from Old English glæd (bright; clear) and Old Norse glaðr (smooth; happy).

Adjective[edit]

gled (comparative mair gled, superlative maist gled)

  1. glad
  2. Of the sky: clear, cloudless
  3. smooth, easy in motion, without much friction

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Swedish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

gled

  1. past tense of glida.