- Archaic a merited recompense or reward
- a bribe
- merit; worth
Origin of meedMiddle English mede from Old English med, a recompense, reward, akin to German miete, pay, rent from Indo-European base an unverified form mizdhó-, reward, pay from source Sanskrit m??há-, prize
Origin of meedMiddle English mede from Old English mēd ; see mizdho- in Indo-European roots.
From Middle English meede, mede, from Old English mÄ“d, meord, meard, meorÃ¾ (“meed, reward, pay, price, compensation, bribe"), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“zdÅ, *mizdÅ (“meed"), from Proto-Indo-European *mizdÊ°- (“to pay"). Cognate with obsolete Dutch miede (“wages"), Low German mede (“payment, wages, reward"), German Miete (“rent"), Gothic [script?] (mizdo, “meed, reward, payment, recompense"), Greek Î¼Î¹ÏƒÎ¸ÏŒÏ‚ (misthÃ³s, “wage"), Old Church Slavonic Ð¼ÑŒÐ·Ð´Ð° (mÑŒzda, “reward").
(third-person singular simple present meeds, present participle meeding, simple past and past participle meeded)