Origin of ludefrom quaalude
An example of a lude is a pill sold under the brand name Mandrax.
From Middle English lude (“noise, clamor, sound"), from Old English hlÈ³d (“noise, sound, tumult, disturbance, dissension"), from Proto-Germanic *hlÅ«dijÅ (“sound"), from Proto-Indo-European *á¸±lewe- (“to hear"). Cognate with Scots lood, luid (“sound, noise, tone, voice"), Dutch geluid (“sound"), German Laut (“sound"), Swedish ljud (“sound"), Icelandic hljÃ³Ã° (“sound").
- This countship, the extent of which seems to have been practically identical with that of the ecclesiastical diocese of Angers, occupied the greater part of what is now the department of Maine-et-Loire, further embracing, to the north, Craon, Bazouges (Chateau-Gontier), Le Lude, and to the east, Chateau-la-Valliere and Bourgueil, while to the south, on the other hand, it included neither the present town of MontreuilBellay, nor Vihiers, Cholet, Beaupreau, nor the whole district lying to the west of the Ironne and Thouet, on the left bank of the Loire, which formed the territory of the Mauges.