yedding

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English ȝedding, ȝeddynge, from Old English ġieddung ‎(utterance, saying, prophecy, song, poetry, poetical recitation, meter), from ġieddian ‎(to speak formally, discuss, speak with alliteration, recite, sing), equivalent to yed +‎ -ing.

Noun[edit]

yedding ‎(plural yeddings)

  1. (archaic) A song, especially the song of a minstrel.
  2. (archaic) A popular tale or romance, or a song embodying a popular tale or romance.

Etymology 2[edit]

From yed.

Verb[edit]

yedding

  1. present participle of yed

Etymology 3[edit]

From Middle English eorþing ‎(burial, digging), from eorþien ‎(to bury, dig), from eorþe ‎(earth), equivalent to earth +‎ -ing. Possibly influenced by Middle English earding ‎(habitation, dwelling), from eard ‎(dwelling, habitation), from Old English eard ‎(native soil, native land, native country, country, province, region, place of residence, dwelling, home, dwelling place, estate, cultivated ground). More at earth.

Alternative forms[edit]

Noun[edit]

yedding ‎(plural yeddings)

  1. (Britain dialectal) A burrow; a mole or rabbit hole.