From Middle English ȝedding, ȝeddynge, from Old English ġieddung (“utterance, saying, prophecy, song, poetry, poetical recitation, meter”), from ġieddian (“to speak formally, discuss, speak with alliteration, recite, sing”), equivalent to yed + -ing.
- Present participle of yed.
From Middle English eorþing (“burial, digging”), from eorþien (“to bury, dig”), from eorþe (“earth”), equivalent to earth + -ing. Possibly influenced by Middle English earding (“habitation, dwelling”), from eard (“dwelling, habitation”), from Old English eard (“native soil, native land, native country, country, province, region, place of residence, dwelling, home, dwelling place, estate, cultivated ground”). More at earth.