thede

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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), Gallic teuta (people), Old Irish túath (tribe, people, tribal territory), Welsh tud (region, country, people), Breton tud (people), Cornish tus (people), Baltic tauta (tribe, people), Oscan touto ("community"). Cf. Old High German thiuti in unkithiuti: barbarus (Codex Abrogans), and theodiscus (German, one's own people) in Middle Latin.

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thede (plural thedes)

  1. (Britain dialectal, obsolete, Scotland) A nation; people.
  2. (Britain dialectal, obsolete, 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