Gleed Definition

A glowing coal; an ember.
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Origin of Gleed

  • From Middle English gleede, glede, from Old English glēd, glēde (“glowing coal, ember, fire, flame, instrument of torture”), from Proto-Germanic *glōdiz (“incandescence, glowing ember, burning ash”), from Proto-Indo-European *ghlō-, *ghel- (“to shine”). Cognate with Scots gleed (“burning coal, ember”), Eastern Frisian glode (“blaze, fire”), Dutch gloed (“glow, blaze”), German Glut (“ember”), Scots glude (“glow from a fire”). More at glow.

    From Wiktionary

  • Middle English glede from Old English glēd ghel-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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