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rheda

[ ree-duh ]

noun

, plural rhe·das, rhe·dae [ree, -dee, -dahy].
  1. (in ancient Rome) a four-wheeled traveling carriage.


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Word History and Origins

Origin of rheda1

< Latin raeda, r ( h ) ēda < Gaulish; palfrey

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Example Sentences

Allusion is here made to the rheda (the travelling-coach) or the carruca (a comfortable, nay, magnificent equipage).

We will take his advice, and instead of traveling in the clumsy rheda over the sandy road, we will ride out on horseback.

With keen eyes that shifted nervously, he hurried down toward the rheda.

A harsh cry of command or warning rang out ahead, and the rheda stopped short with a jolt.

Glancing cautiously up and down the street, Calavius approached the rheda.

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