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First published 1968 (SND Vol. VII).
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RÖD, n.1, adj., v.1 Also rød. [rød]

I. n. A light drizzle, mist with light rain (Sh. 1968). Adj. rødie, drizzly (Sh. 1968).Sh. 1899 J. Spence Folk-Lore 239:
A' Sunday da wadder wis noo an' sae — a kind o' wasterly röd.
Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
A rød o' mist or weet, a day o' rød.

II. adj. Misty and wet (Sh. 1910 Old-Lore Misc. VIII. i. 41, Sh. 1968).

III. v. To drizzle, freq. in ppl.adj. rødin (Sh. 1968); to pour, gush out (Id.).Sh. 1908 Jak. (1928):
He is rødin ut o' him.

[Cf. Faer. rota, wet weather, drizzle, Icel. hrjota, to drizzle, O.N. hrjota, to start or burst out, to drizzle, spout.]

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