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From Middle English wode, from Old English wudu, widu (wood, forest, grove; tree; timber), from Proto-Germanic *widuz (wood), from Proto-Indo-European *widʰu-. Cognate with Dutch wede (wood, twig), Middle High German wite (wood), Danish ved (wood), Swedish ved (wood), Icelandic viður (wood). Unrelated to Dutch woud (forest), German Wald (forrest) (see English wold).

Middle English

From Old English, more at wood above.