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English

Pronunciation

  • /ri:d/

Etymology 1

rǣd. Cognate with Dutch raad, German Rat, Swedish råd.

Noun

  1. Help, advice, counsel.
    • 1885: When the Bull heard these words he knew the Ass to be his friend and thanked him, saying, "Right is thy rede" — Sir Richard Burton, The Book of the Thousand Nights and a Night, vol. 1
    • 1954: ‘Yet do not cast all hope away. Tomorrow is unknown. Rede oft is found at the rising of the Sun.’ — JRR Tolkien, The Two Towers
  2. Decision, a plan.

Etymology 2

An early form of read.

Verb

(archaic except in dialects)

Dutch

Noun

rede c
  1. address, discourse
  2. reason
  3. place to anchor, anchorage

Derived terms

Middle English

Etymology

hrēod.

Noun

rede

Descendants

Portuguese

Etymology

rete.

Noun

rede

Swedish

Noun

  1. A bird's nest.

Extensive Definition

Rede is an archaic word meaning, among other things, "counsel" and "advice." It is cognate with Dutch "Rede" and German Rat/raten.
Today, the word Rede is most often used by Neopagans, especially by followers of Wicca and Ásatrú.
Rede is also a placename:
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