radement (s.xiiim (?))

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radement (s.xiiim (?))


[ FEW: 10,66b rapidus; Gdf: 6,544c radement 1; GdfC: ; TL: 8,154 rade (radement); DEAF:  rade 1 (radement); DMF:  radement 1; TLF: ; OED:  radly adv.; MED:  radli adv.; DMLBS: 2654c rapide ]
reddement;  roidement  

Despite a different etymon and core sense, the word seem to have interchanged with reddement1 (from Latin rigidus: ‘stiff, rigid’). The two AND entries have been distinguished primarily on the basis of semantics rather than form. The OED (Third Edition, 2008) proposes an alternative etymology, not from Latin rapidus, but from an unspecified Germanic root, related to Old English hræd.


1rapidly, in a fast-flowing manner
( s.xiiim?; MS: s.xiii3/4? )  [...] por fere venir le sanc plus reddement et porter fors les choses noisantes  ii 28.18
geog.marit.rapidly, with a strong current
( 1266-1300; MS: c.1300 )  [...] en grans rivieres tres cleres qui corrent radement sur pieres  121.1824
( 1303 )  William avoyt levé un gors amount le molin le priour, par quey qe le ewe fut enlachi e ne curust pas si reddement cum ele soleit fere  30-31 Ed I 407
( 1356-57; MS: s.xivex )  Cest rivere de Danube [...] si roidement se fiert en la mer qe l’eawe maintient sa douceour .xx. lieues dedeinz la mer  96
( 1354; MS: c.1360 )  [...] et curroit luy russeals si reddement aval  136.15
lawpromptly, speedily
( 1295-96 )  voloms qe [...] l'autre de vous [...] face reddement et sanz delay l'execucion de cestes bosoignes  393
2soundresounding rapidly
( 1273-82; MS: s.xivex )  Ta voiz qui reddement s'escrie Par tot Enfer estoit oie  1585
raddur  rade#2 
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