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Alternative forms

  • kade (specifically Melophagus ovinus)


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  • Rhymes: -ɛd


ked (plural keds)

  1. Any of the family Hippoboscidae of obligate parasites, especially the sheep ked, Melophagus ovinus.
    • 1839, Rev. Dr Singer, Flies and other insects hurtful to live stock, &c., Transactions of the Highland and Agricultural Society of Scotland, page 132,
      Pouring with tobacco liquor is fatal to these insects, and also to the ked, Hippobosca ovina, and to the tick, Acarus reduvius, if it fairly reach them.
    • 2006, Philip R. Scott, Sheep Medicine, page 263,
      The common differential diagnoses include cutaneous myiasis, sheep scab and lice; however, keds are readily visible to the naked eye. [] Adult keds are 4-6 mm long, dark red and readily visible on the neck and forelimbs.
    • 2007, Carrie Gleason, The Biography of Wool, page 12,
      They watch the sheep for signs of insects or pests, such as sheep keds and sheep lice, that can irritate the sheep causing them to scratch their fleece against fences or troughs and damage or tear the wool.


  • (parasite of family Hippoboscidae): louse fly
  • (Melophagus ovinus): sheep tick

Derived terms

  • deer ked
  • ked itch
  • sheep ked



  • EDK, KDE, dek


Etymology 1

From Old Danish keed, possibly from Proto-Germanic *kaibaz (crooked), cf. Norwegian Nynorsk keiv (wry, wrong, left), keive (left hand), German Low German keef (tired). The adjective has forms with -w in Danish dialects of Jutland and Bornholm. Possibly the standard form kēð arose in the syntagm led og ked.

The adjective is derived from the verb *kībaną (to quarrel), cf. Danish kives, German keifen, and Dutch kijven.


  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰeðˀ]


ked (neuter ked, plural and definite singular attributive kede, comparative mere ked, superlative (predicative) mest ked, superlative (attributive) mest kede)

  1. tired (of), sorry (about).
Usage notes
  1. In the modern language almost exclusively construed with the preposition af (of) and either the pronoun det (it) or a subclause (to the extent that the preposition is included in the substandard derivation ked-af-det-hed (sadness)).

“ked” in Den Danske Ordbog

Etymology 2


  • IPA(key): [ˈkʰeˀð]



  1. imperative of kede




  1. in (something hollow); locative marker used to indicate position inside something hollow such as a canoe
    xoo-ked : in a canoe


  • Language at Large: Essays on Syntax and Semantics (Aikhenvald, Dixon), citing Martins (1994)



  • IPA(key): [ˈkɛd]
  • Rhymes: -ɛd

Etymology 1

Probably inherited from Proto-Ugric *kᴕ̈ntɜ; see also at kedv.


ked (plural kedek)

  1. (obsolete) Alternative form of kedv (mood).
Derived terms
  • kedély

Etymology 2

See kegyelmed.



  1. (obsolete) Syncopic form of kegyelmed (your mercy, your clemency, archaic)
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Further reading


  • ked in Czuczor, Gergely and János Fogarasi: A magyar nyelv szótára (’A Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Pest: Emich Gusztáv Magyar Akadémiai Nyomdász, 1862–1874.
  • Mentioned at kedély in Benkő, Loránd, ed. A magyar nyelv történeti-etimológiai szótára I–IV. (“The Historical-Etymological Dictionary of the Hungarian Language”). Budapest: Akadémiai, 1967–1984. →ISBN. Vol. 1: A–Gy (1967), vol. 2: H–O (1970), vol. 3: Ö–Zs (1976), vol. 4: index (1984).

(your mercy):

  • ked , redirecting to kegyelmed in Czuczor, Gergely and János Fogarasi: A magyar nyelv szótára (’A Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Pest: Emich Gusztáv Magyar Akadémiai Nyomdász, 1862–1874.
  • 14 examples for ked (your mercy) at entries in Bárczi, Géza and László Országh: A magyar nyelv értelmező szótára (’An Explanatory Dictionary of the Hungarian Language’). Budapest: Akadémiai Kiadó, 1959–1962.

Middle English



  1. past participle of kiþen

  • a wingless fly that infests sheep.
    (source: Collins Scrabble Dictionary)