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Webster 1913 Edition


Edder

Ed′der

,
Noun.
[See
Adder
.]
(Zoöl.)
An adder or serpent.
[Prov. Eng.]
Wright.

Ed′der

,
Noun.
[AS.
edor
hedge, fence; akin to
etar
.]
Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together.
[Obs.]
Tusser.

Ed′der

,
Verb.
T.
To bind the top interweaving edder;
as, to
edder
a hedge
.
[Obs.]

Webster 1828 Edition


Edder

ED'DER

,
Noun.
In husbandry, such wood as is worked into the top of hedge-stakes to bind them together.

ED'DER

,
Verb.
T.
To bind or make tight by edder; to fasten the tops of hedge-stakes, by interweaving edder.

Definition 2021


edder

edder

English

Noun

edder (plural edders)

  1. Flexible wood worked into the top of hedge stakes, to bind them together.

Verb

edder (third-person singular simple present edders, present participle eddering, simple past and past participle eddered)

  1. (obsolete) To bind the top interweaving edder.
    to edder a hedge

Etymology 2

See adder.

Noun

edder (plural edders)

  1. An adder or snake.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Wright to this entry?)

Etymology 3

From Middle English edre (a vein, blood vessel), Old English ǣdre (a vein, artery; sinew), from Proto-Indo-European *ēt-er- (stomach, intestines). Cognates include (from Germanic) Old Saxon -āðara (Dutch ader), Old High German ādra (German Ader), Old Norse æðr (Swedish åder); (from Indo-European) Ancient Greek ἦτορ (êtor, heart), Latin uterus, Old Irish inathar (entrails).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈɛːd.ɚ/

Noun

edder (plural edders)

  1. (regional, rare or obsolete) A blood vessel.
    Roop, and I'll snithe your edders.