Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Etymology||Perh. ult. from OE wǣd with influence from ON: cp. OI vāð; cp. Scot. weath, var. of waith.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
Note: Cp. wede n.(2).
- (c1430) Let.Christ Ch.in Camd.n.s.199 : I can get no cloth of cullour aftyr the sample wethe that ye sente to me be Thomas Doly.
Supplemental Materials (draft)
- a1400 Trin-C O.9.39 Recipes (Trin-C O.9.39) 26/10 : Put hem in a..glas square or rounde with a flat botme and a wel closid lyd þerto, and loke þat noon touch oþere in þe weþe so þat no watre mowe entre yn by joyntures.
Note: = 'a piece of cloth, rag'. Additional quot.