from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The dung of livestock left on a field to serve as manure or fertiliser.
- n. A piece of ground dunged by livestock.
- n. Strong grass growing around the dung of kine.
- v. To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- 3d pers. sing. pres. of ta, to take.
- n. Dung, or droppings of cattle.
- n. The luxuriant grass growing about the droppings of cattle in a pasture.
- transitive v. To manure (land) by pasturing cattle on it, or causing them to lie upon it.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The dung or manure left on land where live stock has been fed. Also teathe.
- n. Strong grass growing round the dung of cattle.
- To manure, as a field, by allowing live stock to graze upon it.
From Middle English tath, from Old Norse tað ("manure"), from Proto-Germanic *tadan (“manure”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, split, part, section”). Cognate with Icelandic tað ("manure, dung"), Swedish dialectal tad ("manure, dung"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English tathen, from Old Norse teðja ("to manure"), from Proto-Germanic *tadjanan (“to strew, scatter”), from Proto-Indo-European *dāy- (“to divide, split, part, section”). Cognate with Icelandic teðja ("to dung, manure"), Norwegian tedja ("to dung"), German zetten ("to let fall in small pieces, let crumble"). (Wiktionary)