Origin of bedriddenMiddle English bedrede(n) ; from Old English bedreda ; from bed, bed + rida, rider ; from ridan, to ride
Origin of bedriddenMiddle English bedreden, from Old English bedrida : bed, bed; see bed + rida, rider (from rīdan, to ride; see ride).
(comparative more bedridden, superlative most bedridden)
From Old English bedreda, from rida (“rider”), with -en by analogy with past participle adjectives
(comparative more bed-ridden, superlative most bed-ridden)
- Alternative spelling of bedridden.