Other Word Forms of Meed
Origin of Meed
From Middle English meede, mede, from Old English mÄ“d, meord, meard, meorþ (“meed, reward, pay, price, compensation, bribe"), from Proto-Germanic *mÄ“zdō, *mizdō (“meed"), from Proto-Indo-European *mizdÊ°- (“to pay"). Cognate with obsolete Dutch miede (“wages"), Low German mede (“payment, wages, reward"), German Miete (“rent"), Gothic [script?] (mizdo, “meed, reward, payment, recompense"), Greek μισθός (misthós, “wage"), Old Church Slavonic мьзда (mÑŒzda, “reward").
From Middle English meden, from Old English *mÄ“dian (“to reward, bribe"), from Proto-Germanic *mizdōnÄ… (“to meed"), from Proto-Indo-European *mizdÊ°- (“to pay"). Cognate with Middle Low German mÄ“den (“to reward"), German mieten (“to reward").
Middle English mede from Old English mēd mizdho- in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
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