wæd, n.n: ford, shallow water, water that may be traversed; (poetic) a body of water, sea. (WAED / ˈwæd)

A boy, having been pushed off London Bridge by cattle, is rescued by rivermen on the Thames. John Lydgate’s Lives of Saints Edmund and Fremund. England (Bury St Edmunds?), between 1461 and c. 1475. British Library, MS Yates Thompson 47, f. 94v. [bl.uk]

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