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ædre

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Old English

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /'æ:dre/

Etymology 1

From Germanic *ēdi, *ēdri, from Indo-European *ēt-er- ‘stomach, intestines’. Cognates include (from Germanic) Old Saxon -āðara (Dutch ader), Old High German ādra (German Ader), Old Norse æðr (Swedish åder); (from Indo-European) Ancient Greek ἦτορ ‘heart’, Latin uterus, Old Irish inathar ‘entrails’.

Noun

ǣdre f.

  1. vein, artery; sinew
    Swat ædrum sprong. Blood sprang from the veins.
  2. channel for liquids, a river
  3. kidney
Declension
Singular Plural
nominative ǣdre ǣdran
accusative ǣdran ǣdran
genitive ǣdran ǣdrena
dative ǣdran ǣdrum


Etymology 2

From Germanic *ēdra-, from Indo-European *āt- ‘quick’. Cognate with Old High German atar, Old Saxon adro, Latvian ãtrs.

Adverb

ǣdre

  1. directly, instantly, at once
    Him ða ædre God andswarede. God answered him straight away.
  2. (poetic) fully, entirely

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