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See also: ƿod and -wód

Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Inflected form



  1. First- and third-person preterite singular of wadan — to go, move, stride, advance; wade, traverse, pervade

Etymology 2[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wōdaz (compare Middle Dutch woet > Dutch woede, Old High German wuot > German Wut ‎(fury), Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌸𐍃 ‎(woþs, demonically possessed)), from Proto-Indo-European *weh₂t-ós, from *weh₂t- ‎(excited, possessed) (compare Latin vātēs ‎(seer, prophet), Old Irish fáith ‎(seer), Welsh gwawd ‎(song)).



wōd f

  1. madness



  1. insane, mad, crazy, rabid, wild, raging, senseless, blasphemous
    Ðū eart wōd! — You're insane!
  2. mad with anger, enraged
    Hē suwode ǣfre swilce hē ne gefrēdde heora swingla nāteshwōn, and hī þæs þe wōddran wǣron him tōgeānes. — He was silent thereafter as though he didn't feel the the blows at all, and they were enraged with him.
Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative wōda wōde wōde wōdan nom. wōd wōde wōd wōda, -e
accusative wōdan wōde wōdan acc. wōdne wōd wōde wōde wōd wōda, -e
genitive wōdan wōdra, wōdena gen. wōdes wōdes wōdre wōdra
dative wōdan wōdum dat. wōdum wōdum wōdre wōdum
instrumental wōde
Derived terms[edit]
  • 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", wod et al.
  • Bosworth, J. (2010, March 21). An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary Online (T. N. Toller & Others, Eds.). wod. Retrieved December 9, 2011