The definition of a riddle is a problem that is difficult to solve or that has no clear answer.(noun)
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Origin: ME ridil < OE rædels, akin to rædan, to guess, read
Origin: ME ridil < OE hriddel, earlier hridder < base of hridrian, to sift, winnow, akin to Ger reiter < IE base *(s)ker-, to cut, separate > harvest
See riddle in American Heritage Dictionary 4
transitive verb rid·dled, rid·dling, rid·dles
Origin: Middle English ridelen, to sift
Origin: , from riddil, sieve
Origin: , from Old English hriddel; see krei- in Indo-European roots.
Origin: Middle English redels
Origin: , from Old English rǣdels; see ar- in Indo-European roots.
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