Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A popular tale or romance, or a song embodying a popular tale or romance.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete The song of a minstrel; hence, any song.

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  • verb Present participle of yed.
  • noun archaic A song, especially the song of a minstrel.
  • noun archaic A popular tale or romance, or a song embodying a popular tale or romance.
  • noun A burrow; a mole or rabbit hole.

Etymologies

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From yed.

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From Middle English ȝedding, ȝeddynge, from Old English ġieddung ("utterance, saying, prophecy, song, poetry, poetical recitation, meter"), from ġieddian ("to speak formally, discuss, speak with alliteration, recite, sing"), equivalent to yed +‎ -ing.

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From Middle English eorþing ("burial, digging"), from eorþien ("to bury, dig"), from eorþe ("earth"), equivalent to earth +‎ -ing. Possibly influenced by Middle English earding ("habitation, dwelling"), from eard ("dwelling, habitation"), from Old English eard ("native soil, native land, native country, country, province, region, place of residence, dwelling, home, dwelling place, estate, cultivated ground"). More at earth.

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