reard

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English rerd, from Old English reord(voice, speech, language), from Proto-Germanic *rizdō, *razdō(voice, language, speech), from Proto-Indo-European *res-(to shout, speak). Cognate with Old High German rarta(sound, voice, harmony), Old Norse rǫdd(voice, speech, song), Gothic 𐍂𐌰𐌶𐌳𐌰(razda, tongue, speech, language, dialect).

Noun[edit]

reard (plural reards)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal) A voice; a sound.
  2. (obsolete or dialectal) Fame, renown.