wod

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See also: wód, -wód, and woɗ-

Old English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *wōdaz. Cognate with Old High German wuot, Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌳𐍃 (wōds).

Adjective[edit]

wōd

  1. crazy, insane
    • c. 990, Wessex Gospels, John 8:52
      Þā cwǣdon þā Iūdēas, "Nū wē witon þæt þū eart wōd. Ābrahām wæs dēad, and þā wītegan, and þū cwist, 'Ġif hwā mīn word ġehielt, ne biþ hē nǣfre dēad.'"
      Then the Jews said, "Now we know you're crazy. Abraham died, and so did the prophets, and you're saying, 'If anyone keeps my word, they will never die.'"
    • c. 992, Ælfric, "The Fifth Sunday in Lent"
      Twā bismerlīcu word hīe cwǣdon tō Criste. Ān is þæt hē wǣre Samaritānisċ, ōðer þæt hē dēofol on him hæfde—þæt wē cweðaþ on Englisċ be wōdum menn, "Þū eart wōd."
      They said two mocking things to Christ. One is that he was a Samaritan, the other that he was possessed by a demon—the same thing that we say in English about a crazy person, "You're crazy."
  2. (esp. with dogs and other animals) rabid
  3. (rare) mad with anger, enraged
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Descendants[edit]
  • English: wood², wode

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Etymology 2[edit]

Inflected form

Verb[edit]

wōd

  1. first/third-person preterite singular of wadan

Tok Pisin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English word.

Noun[edit]

wod

  1. word