redden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From red +‎ -en.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈɹɛdn̩/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ɛdən
  • Hyphenation: red‧den

Verb[edit]

redden (third-person singular simple present reddens, present participle reddening, simple past and past participle reddened)

  1. (intransitive) To become red or redder.
    • 1769, Plautus, Bonnell Thornton (translation), "The Captives", The Comedies of Plautus, T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, page 341
      But I will make you blush; nay, I will make you redden all over.
    • 1794, William Hamilton, "Mithridates", Poems on Several Occasions, W. Gordon, page 258
      Ere this had redden'd with my odious blood.
    • 1997, Ted Hughes, Tales from Ovid, Faber & Faber, "Phaethon," lines 227-9, p. 32,
      When the sun-god saw that, and the reddening sky
      And the waning moon seeming to thaw
      He called the Hours to yoke the horses.
  2. (transitive) To make red or redder.
    • 1884, Alfred, Lord Tennyson, Becket, Act I, Scene 4, [1]
      God redden your pale blood!
    • 1942, Wallace Stevens, "Country Words" in The Collected Poems of Wallace Stevens, Knopf, 1971, p. 207,
      [] If the cloud that hangs
      Upon the heart and round the mind
      Cleared from the north and in that height
      The sun appeared and reddened great
      Belshazzar's brow, O, ruler, rude
      With rubies then, attend me now.
    • 1969, Wole Soyinka, The Bacchae of Euripides, Norton, 1974, p. 19,
      Then listen Thebes, nurse of Semele,
      Crown your hair with ivy
      Turn your fingers green with bryony
      Redden your walls with berries.

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle Dutch redden, from Old Dutch *redden, from Proto-West Germanic *hraddjan, from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną.

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Verb[edit]

redden

  1. (transitive) to save, rescue

Inflection[edit]

Inflection of redden (weak)
infinitive redden
past singular redde
past participle gered
infinitive redden
gerund redden n
present tense past tense
1st person singular red redde
2nd person sing. (jij) redt redde
2nd person sing. (u) redt redde
2nd person sing. (gij) redt redde
3rd person singular redt redde
plural redden redden
subjunctive sing.1 redde redde
subjunctive plur.1 redden redden
imperative sing. red
imperative plur.1 redt
participles reddend gered
1) Archaic.

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  • Afrikaans: red
  • Negerhollands: red

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Maltese[edit]

Root
r-d-n
5 terms

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Etymology[edit]

From Arabic رَدَّنَ(raddana).

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redden (imperfect jredden, past participle mredden)

  1. to spin cotton on a spindle

Conjugation[edit]

    Conjugation of redden
singular plural
1st person 2nd person 3rd person 1st person 2nd person 3rd person
perfect m reddint reddint redden reddinna reddintu reddnu
f reddnet
imperfect m nredden tredden jredden nreddnu treddnu jreddnu
f tredden
imperative redden reddnu

Middle Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *redden, from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną.

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redden

  1. to save, to rescue

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Inherited from Old English hreddan (to save, deliver, recover, rescue), from Proto-West Germanic *hraddjan, from Proto-Germanic *hradjaną.

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Verb[edit]

redden

  1. To save or rescue; to remove from penury or captivity.
    Synonyms: aredden, saven
    • Floris and Blauncheflur
      Þe children þerwiþ fram deþe he redde.
      With that he saved the children from death.
  2. To release from injury or trouble.

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Noun[edit]

redden

  1. definite singular of redd.