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, néd, niéd, nýd, e ; f. Desire, eagerness, diligence, earnest endeavour :-- Wæs him neód micel ðæt hié tóbrugdon fira flǽschoman him to fódderþege great was their desire to rend the bodies of men for their repast, Andr. Kmbl. 316 ; An. 158. Biþ him neód micel ðæt hé ða yldu móte wendan tó lífe feorg geong onfón it is most eager to turn old age to life, to receive youth, Exon. Th. 210, 22; Ph. 189 : 228, 3 ; Ph. 432. (Cf. O.
( = neád) necessity. The distinction in form between the word = Goth. nauþs, and the preceding word seems not to have been observed in A. S. MSS. See the passages under níd.