rathe

adjective
\ˈrāt͟h, ˈrath \

Definition of rathe 

archaic

: early bring the rathe primrose that forsaken dies— John Milton

First Known Use of rathe

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for rathe

Middle English, quick, from Old English hræth, alteration of hræd; akin to Old High German hrad quick

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