- Ælfc. Gl. 57 ;
- Som. 67, 71 ;
- Wrt. Voc. 37, 57.
A clearing, a patch of cleared land
O. E. Homl. þe schal ruden þine wei qui præparabit viam tuam:
E. D. S. Cumberland Gloss. rid, rud to uproot trees or hedges. 'The frequent names of Ridding and Rudding applied to houses and fields have doubtless originated from this:'
Icel. [h]ryðja to clear land, a road, etc.]
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- hryding, n.