From Middle English wode, from Old English wudu, widu, from Proto-West Germanic *widu, from Proto-Germanic *widuz ("wood"), from Proto-Indo-European *h₁weydʰh₁- ("to separate").
Cognate with Dutch wede, Middle High German wite, Danish ved, Swedish ved, Icelandic viður. Further cognates include Irish fiodh, Irish fid and Welsh gwŷdd; all from Proto-Celtic *widus. Unrelated to Dutch woud, German Wald (see English wold).
From Middle English wood, from Old English wōd ("mad, insane"). See the full etymology at wode.
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