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rede †rule, govern OE.; †guide, guard, appoint XIII; advise, counsel OE.; interpret XVIII ME. form of READ, retained for arch. senses.
So rede sb. (arch.) counsel; †plan of action; †succour, remedy OE.; tale, story XIV. OE. ræd, corr. to OS. rād (Du. raad), OHG. rāt (G. rat), ON. ráð :- Gmc. *ræðaz, -am, f. base of *ræðan READ.