Meaning and Origin
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User Submitted Origins
- A fermented drink made of water and honey with malt, yeast, etc.; metheglin; hydromel.
- A drink composed of sirup of sarsaparilla or other flavoring extract, and water. It is sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.(U. S)
Etymology: OE. mede, AS. meodo; akin to D. mede, G. met meth, OHG. metu mitu, Icel. mjöðr, Dan. miöd, Sw. mjöd, Russ. med', Lith. midus, W. medd, Gr. me`qy wine, Skr. madhu honey, a sweet drink, as adj., sweet. √270. Cf. Metheglin
Etymology: AS. mǣd. See Meadow
- Made of fermented honey and water
- United States philosopher of pragmatism (1863-1931)
- United States anthropologist noted for her claims about adolescence and sexual behavior in Polynesian cultures (1901-1978)
From Middle English mede, from Old English medu, from Proto-Germanic *meduz, from Proto-Indo-European *médʰu (“honey; honey wine”).
- An alcoholic drink fermented from honey and water.
- (US) A drink composed of syrup of sarsaparilla or other flavouring extract, and water, and sometimes charged with carbonic acid gas.
From Old English mǣd. Cognate with West Frisian miede, German Low German Meed, Mede.
- (poetic) A meadow.
mead was also found in the following language(s): Spanish and Yola