Old English rÇ£d. Middle English rÇ£d, raÃ°. Cognate with Danish rÃ¥d, Dutch raad, German Rat, Swedish rÃ¥d. Indo-European cognates include Latin ratiÅ (“reason, judgment, counsel").
(third-person singular simple present redes, present participle reding, simple past and past participle red or redd)
- (archaic or UK dialectal) To govern, protect.
- (archaic or UK dialectal) To discuss, deliberate.
- (archaic or UK dialectal) To advise.
- (archaic or UK dialectal) To interpret (a riddle or dream); explain
- The secret of Man's Being is still like the Sphinx's secret: a riddle that he cannot rede; - Resartus.
From Middle English reden, rÃ¦den, from Old English rÇ£dan (“to counsel, advise; plot, design; rule, gover, guide; determine, decide, decree; read, explain"). More at read.