well-trodden

trodden

[trod-n]
verb
a past participle of tread.

well-trodden, adjective
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trodden (ˈtrɒdən)
 
vb
a past participle of tread

well-trodden
 
adj
(of a path, route, etc) much frequented or used by walkers, travellers, etc

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trodden
"that has been stepped on," 1545, from pp. of tread. The pp. was alt. from M.E. treden under infl. of M.E. pps. such as stolen from steal.
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