Gladen meaning

Sword grass.
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Any plant with sword-shaped leaves, especially Iris foetidissima.
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Circa 1380s, Geoffrey Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde, 2004, page 67,

And to Pandare he held up bothe his hondes, / And seyde, 'Lord, al thyne be that I have, For I am hool, al brosten been my bondes: / A thousand Troians who so that me yave, / Eche after other, god so wis me save, / Ne mighte me so gladen; lo myn herte, / It spredeth so for loye, it wol to-sterte!

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1863, Jason Ham, Sanitary Report from Louisville, Ky, 1865, Documentary Journal of the General Assembly of the State Indiana, page 166,

This is a pleasant part of my duty, it gladens my heart to be able to bestow upon the afflicted boys some of the comforts of home and former days.

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Origin of gladen

  • From Old English glaedene from Latin gladiolus (“little sword; sword lily”).
    From Wiktionary