rædan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From a merger of two verbs, which came to be pronounced the same in the present tense and the infinitive due to regular sound change:

Cognate with Old Frisian rēda, Old Saxon rādan, Old Dutch rādan, Old High German rātan, Old Norse ráða, Gothic *𐍂𐌴𐌳𐌰𐌽 (*rēdan).

Pronunciation[edit]

Verb[edit]

rǣdan

  1. to read
  2. to advise
  3. to interpret, explain
    swefn rǣdanto interpret a dream
  4. to decide

Conjugation[edit]

Originally class 7 strong. Changed in later Old English to class 1 weak.

Derived terms[edit]

Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: reden

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