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dread

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Happiness is good for the body but sorrow strengthens the spirit.
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Etymology

(Verification for this etymology is sought): Probably an aphetic form of adread.
Akin to Old Norse hræða, to frighten (Danish rædde, to scare, and Norwegian bokmål redd, scared), to Old High German intratan.[1]

Pronunciation

Verb

Infinitive
to dread

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to dread (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. To fear greatly.
  2. To anticipate with fear.

Translations

Noun

Singular
dread

Plural
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  1. A great fear.
  2. Somebody or something dreaded.
  3. A Rastafarian.

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  • Notes:
  1. ^ Cognates of dread mentioned in ODS

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