Reard meaning

(obsolete or dialectal) A voice; a sound.
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(obsolete or dialectal) Fame, renown.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
reard
Plural:
reards

Origin of reard

  • From Middle English rerd, from Old English reord (“voice, speech, language”), from Proto-Germanic *rizdō, *razdō (“voice, language, speech”), from Proto-Indo-European *res- (“to shout, speak”). Cognate with Old High German rarta (“sound, voice, harmony”), Old Norse rǫdd (“voice, speech, song”), Gothic (razda, “tongue, speech, language, dialect”).

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