the common European red kite (Milvus milvus)
Origin of gledeMiddle English ; from Old English glida, akin to glide, Old Norse gletha
Any of several birds of prey, especially a European kite (Milvus milvus).
Origin of gledeMiddle English, from Old English glida; see ghel-2 in Indo-European roots.
- A live coal, an ember.
- 1955: It was hot when I first took it, hot as a glede, and my hand was scorched, so that I doubt if ever again I shall be free of the pain of it. — JRR Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring
From Old English glēd.