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  • noun A quaalude.

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  • noun obsolete Sound, noise, clamor
  • noun A model of car
  • noun A pill containing the drug methaqualone

Etymologies

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From Middle English lude ("noise, clamor, sound"), from Old English hlȳd ("noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension"), from Proto-Germanic *hlūdijō (“sound”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (“to hear”). Cognate with Scots lood, luid ("sound, noise, tone, voice"), Dutch geluid ("sound"), German Laut ("sound"), Swedish ljud ("sound"), Icelandic hljóð ("sound").

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  • From Middle English lude (“noise, clamor, sound”), from Old English hlȳd (“noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension”), from Proto-Germanic *hlūdijō (“sound”), from Proto-Indo-European *ḱlewe- (“to hear”).

    Cognate with Scots lood, luid (“sound, noise, tone, voice”), Dutch geluid (“sound”), German Laut (“sound”), Swedish ljud (“sound”), Icelandic hljóð (“sound”).

    lude (n), (plural luden)

    *** Sound, noise, clamor

    - Þa hunten wenden æfter mid muchelen heora *lude*. — Layamon's Brut

    - Þa *luden* heo iherden of þan Rom-leoden. — Layamon's Brut

    November 22, 2011