tode

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See also: Tode and tɔɖe

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Possibly related to Low German todden (to drag).

Noun[edit]

tode (plural todes)

  1. (US) A sled used for hauling logs.

Etymology 2[edit]

Possibly related to Low German todden (to drag).

Noun[edit]

tode (plural todes)

  1. (obsolete) Clipping of tode-boat: a small fishing boat used in the Netherlands.

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English *tāde, a shortening of tādie, tādiġe, of uncertain origin. Compared to Old Norse and modern Danish tudse (toad), but OED rejects this because the zero grade of ai is i, not u. Possibly from a common Proto-Germanic word *tod (small), compared to Proto-Germanic *tūdrijaz (small, frail) (modern English tidbit) or *taltōną (to sway, dangle, hesitate) (modern English toddle), referring to its short steps.[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈtɔːd(ə)/
  • (Northern ME) IPA(key): /ˈtɑːd(ə)/

Noun[edit]

tode (plural todes or toden)

  1. A toad (dry-skinned member of the order Anura)
  2. The toad seen as a foul, devilish, and vile animal.
  3. (rare, derogatory) A sinner; a nasty or loathsome person.
  4. (rare, alchemy) The remnants of an element used in alchemical transmutation.

Descendants[edit]

  • English: toad
  • Scots: tade, taid, taed, ted

References[edit]

  1. ^ Liberman, Anatoly: An Analytic Dictionary of the English Etymology: An Introduction, p. xiv & 206