Old English mÄ“d
#Merit or desert; worth.
1926 To man-rational, wars of nationality were as much a cheat as religious wars, and nothing was worth fighting for: nor could fighting, the act of fighting, hold any meed of intrinsic virtue. - T. E. Lawrence, Seven Pillars of Wisdom
1590 We, the sons of brave Plantagenet, each one already blazing by our meeds, should notwithstanding join our lights together and over-shine the earth. - William Shakespeare, (Edward to Richard, Henry VI, Part III, Act II, Scene 1).
- singular past tense of mijden