Middle English Dictionary Entry
|Forms||yedder n. Also yeddir, ʒeddir.|
|Etymology||Prob. from OE eodor, eder; cp. MnE dial., Scot. edder & yether.|
Definitions (Senses and Subsenses)
The mark of a blow, a weal, bruise.
- c1450 Alph.Tales (Add 25719)56/17 : Þai fand vppon his bodie wowndis & yedders of þe betyng þat he said he was bett with þase halie Saynttis.
- c1450 Alph.Tales (Add 25719)286/27 : His bakk…was passand sare & full of yeddyrs & wowndis as he had bene betyn.
- 1483 Cath.Angl.(Monson 168)426 : Ʒeddyr: liuor, vibex; vibicosus.