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Meed

[meed]

Part of speech: noun

Origin: Old English, before the 12th century

1.

A deserved share or reward.

Examples of Meed in a sentence

"The plaque was a way to show Lauren her meed."

"It’s natural for people to crave meed, especially those who are often unrecognized."

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About Meed

This word stems from the Old English “mēd,” of Germanic origin. It comes from an Indo-European root shared by the Greek “misthos,” meaning “reward.”

Did you Know?

“Meed,” “mead,” and “Mede” are easily confused homophones. While “meed” is a reward or recognition, “mead” can either be an archaic term for a meadow or a fermented drink made of water and honey, malt, and yeast. And a “Mede” is a member of a group of people who lived in ancient Media, now Iran, during the seventh century BCE.

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