Origin of Glade
From Middle English, glāde (“A gleam of light, bright space, an open space; an open or cleared space in a forest; a bright patch of sky; a bright surface of snow or ice”), also glode, glede, from Old English glæd (“shining, bright”), (cf Old Norse glaðr (“bright”)).
Middle English perhaps from glad bright and shining glad1
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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