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bedd

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Old English

Etymology

From Germanic *badjan ‘dug sleeping-place’, from Indo-European *bhedh- ‘dig’. Cognate with Old Frisian bed, Old Saxon bed (Dutch bed), Old High German betti (German Bett), Old Norse beðr, Gothic 𐌱𐌰𐌳𐌹. The IE root is also the source of Greek βοθυρος ‘pit’, Latin fossa ‘ditch’, Baltic *bed- (Latvian bedre ‘hole’), Celtic *bed- (Welsh bedd, Breton bez ‘grave’); and probably of Russian бодать.

Pronunciation

Noun

bedd n (plural same)

  1. bed

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