from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. mad, crazy, insane, possessed, rabid, furious, frantic.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Mad. See wood, a.
- n. Wood.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of wood.
- n. An obsolete spelling of woad.
Middle English, from Old English wōd ("mad, raging, enraged, insane, senseless, blasphemous"), from Proto-Germanic *wōdaz, from Proto-Indo-European *wāt- (“prophet”). Cognate with Middle Dutch woet (Dutch woede), Old High German wuot (German Wut ("fury")), Old Norse óðr, Gothic 𐍅𐍉𐌸𐍃 ("demonically possessed"). The Indo-European root is also the source of Latin vates ("seer, prophet"), Old Irish fáith ("seer"), Welsh gwawd ("song"). (Wiktionary)