Definition of adrad

: put in dread : afraid

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First Known Use of adrad

13th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for adrad

Middle English adrad, adred, from past participle of adreden, adraden to be afraid, from Old English adrædan, ondrædan (from a- entry 1, on + drædan to fear, dread) & ofdrædan, from of- (akin to Old English ofer over) + drædan

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“Adrad.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Oct. 2021.

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