redd

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Fusion of Middle English redden (to save, rescue, deliver, rid, free, clear), from Old English hreddan (to save, deliver, recover, rescue), from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną and Middle English reden (to clean up, clear), from Old English ġerǣdan (to put in order, arrange, prepare), from Proto-Germanic *garaidijaną (to arrange). More at rid, ready.

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Verb[edit]

redd (third-person singular simple present redds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redd or redded)

  1. (obsolete) To free from entanglement.
  2. (obsolete) To free from embarrassment.
  3. (Scotland and Northern England) To fix boundaries.
  4. (Scotland and Northern England) To comb hair.
  5. (Scotland and Northern England) To separate combatants.
  6. (Scotland and Northern England) To settle, usually a quarrel.
Derived terms[edit]
References[edit]
  • redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English, from Old Norse ryðja, Middle Low German, compare Dutch redden. In modern use probably actually a back-formation from ready.

Alternative forms[edit]

Verb[edit]

redd (third-person singular simple present redds, present participle redding, simple past and past participle redded)

  1. (transitive, Pennsylvania) To clean, tidy up, to put in order.
    I've got to redd up the place before your mother gets back.
References[edit]
  • redd” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2019.

Etymology 3[edit]

Origin obscure, possibly from the act of the fish scooping, clearing out a spawning place, see redd above.

Noun[edit]

redd (plural redds)

  1. A spawning nest made by a fish.
    • 2007, Michael Klesius, Fishes' Riches, National Geographic (March 2007), 32,
      A female chinook salmon digs her redd, or nest, prior to spawning in Oregon's John Day River.

Etymology 4[edit]

From the archaic verb rede or read

Verb[edit]

redd

  1. simple past tense and past participle of rede
  2. (obsolete) simple past tense and past participle of read
    • The Works of John Knox, 1841
      Verrelie that which I have heard and redd in the woorde of God

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hræddr, from hræða (frighten).

Adjective[edit]

redd (neuter singular redd, definite singular and plural redde, comparative reddere, indefinite superlative reddest, definite superlative reddeste)

  1. frightened, afraid
Antonyms[edit]

Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

redd

  1. imperative of redde

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Old Norse hræddr, from hræða (frighten)

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

redd (indefinite singular redd, definite singular and plural redde, comparative reddare, indefinite superlative reddast, definite superlative reddaste)

  1. frightened; afraid
  2. careful with; worried about
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Etymology 2[edit]

Verb[edit]

redd

  1. imperative of redda and redde

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Scots[edit]

Verb[edit]

redd (third-person singular present redds, present participle reddin, past redd, past participle redd)

  1. to free, relieve
  2. to clear, vacate
  3. to disentangle, unravel
  4. to comb
  5. to arrange, settle
  6. to fix, determine
  7. to tidy

Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

redd c

  1. a road (towards a harbour), a roadstead
    ligga på redden
    to ride at anchor in the road

Declension[edit]

Declension of redd 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative redd redden redder redderna
Genitive redds reddens redders reddernas

Verb[edit]

redd

  1. past participle of reda.

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