gleed

gleed

[gleed]
noun Archaic.
a glowing coal.

Origin:
before 950; Middle English gleed(e), Old English glēd; cognate with German Glut, Old Norse glōth; akin to glow

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glee

2 [glee] Scot. and North England.
verb (used without object)
1.
to squint or look with one eye.
noun
2.
a squint.
3.
an imperfect eye, especially one with a cast.

Origin:
1250–1300; Middle English glien, gleen; perhaps < Scandinavian; compare Old Norse gljā to shine

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glee (ɡliː)
 
n
1.  great merriment or delight, often caused by someone else's misfortune
2.  Compare madrigal a type of song originating in 18th-century England, sung by three or more unaccompanied voices
 
[Old English gléo; related to Old Norse glӯ]

gleed (ɡliːd)
 
n
archaic, dialect or a burning ember or hot coal
 
[Old English glēd; related to German Glut, Dutch gloed, Swedish glöd]

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glee
O.E. gliu "entertainment, mirth, jest," presumably from a P.Gmc. *gliujan but absent in other Gmc. languages except for the rare O.N. gly. In O.E., an entertainer was a gleuman. A poetic word in M.E., obsolete c.1500-c.1700, it somehow found its way back to currency late 18c. Glee club (1814) is from
the secondary O.E. sense of "unaccompanied part-song," as a form of musical entertainment.
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