thede

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thede, from Old English þēod ‎(nation, people, tribe, race), from Proto-Germanic *þeudō ‎(people, nation), from Proto-Indo-European *tewtéh₂ ‎(people). Cognate with Middle Dutch diet ‎(people), Middle High German diet ‎(people, folk, nation), Norwegian tjod ‎(people, nation), Icelandic þjóð ‎(people, nation), Old Irish túath ‎(tribe, people, tribal territory), Welsh tud ‎(region, country, people), Breton tud ‎(people), Cornish tus ‎(people).

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Noun[edit]

thede ‎(plural thedes)

  1. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A nation; people.
  2. (UK dialectal, Scotland) A country; land; kingdom.
    • 1508, Golagros & Gawane sig. aiiiiv:
      All the wyis in welth he weildis in theid.
    • 2004, J. Douglas Bruce, Le Morte Arthur:
      For men told in many a thede That launcelot by the quene lay; [...]

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Middle English[edit]

Noun[edit]

thede (plural thede or theden)

  1. Alternative form of theode

Scots[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English thede, thiode, from Old English þēod ‎(nation, people). See above.

Noun[edit]

thede (plural thedes)

  1. A country; a people or community.
  2. A region or province.
  3. Species; kind.