Middle English Dictionary Entry

glāde n.(2)
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Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)

Setting; gon to ~, drauen to ~, of the sun: to set, be setting.

Supplemental Materials (draft)

  • a1500(a1450) Ashmole SSecr.(Ashm 396)96/10 : Eyen tourne downward as þei were westerynges or goyng to glade [L occidentes], it sheweth vn-meke and vn-plesyng folkes.
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    Note: New sense
    Note: Only example of a transferred sense - subject here is not the sun that literally is setting, but the eyes turning downward like setting sun--per MJW