Definitions

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  • noun archaic A saying.
  • noun A falsehood; leasing.
  • verb To burrow underground, as a rabbit or mole; also said of miners.
  • verb To be associated with a place or locality.
  • noun A burrow; a hole made by an animal in the ground.
  • verb intransitive, archaic To speak; sing.
  • verb intransitive To magnify greatly in narration; exaggerate a tale; fib.
  • verb intransitive To contend; wrangle.

Etymologies

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From Middle English ȝed, from Old English ġiedd ("song, poem, saying, proverb, riddle, speech, story, tale, narrative, account, reckoning, reason").

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From Middle English eorþien ("to bury, dig"), from eorþe ("earth"). Influenced or conflated with Middle English eardien ("to dwell, inhabit"), from Old English eardian ("to live, dwell, be inhabitant, occupy"). More at earth.

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From Middle English ȝedden, ȝeddien, from Old English ġieddian ("to speak formally, discuss, speak with alliteration, recite, sing"), from ġiedd ("song, poem, saying, proverb, riddle, speech, story, tale, narrative, account, reckoning, reason").

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