- a former English weight for wool, about 28 pounds
- a bushy clump of ivy, etc.
Origin of todMiddle English todde, probably from Low German source, as in East Frisian todde, tod, a bundle, pack, load, akin to German zotte, tuft of hair from Indo-European an unverified form det- from base an unverified form d?(i)-, to divide from source tide
Origin of todMiddle English from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- A unit of weight for wool, especially one equivalent to about 28 pounds (12.7 kilograms).
- A bushy clump, as of ivy.
Origin of todMiddle English todde
(third-person singular simple present tods, present participle todding, simple past and past participle todded)
- (obsolete) To weigh; to yield in tods.
Apparently cognate with East Frisian todde (“bundle"), dialectal Swedish todd (“mass (of wool)").