bedrid adj [OED2 c1000→; “The usual prose form is now bedridden.]


1770 VA Gaz. (Williamsburg) (ed. Rind) 27 Sept [3]/1, It is a letter . . filled with all the chicanery of common people; such as . . the death of a father and mother long bed-rid; with abundance of religious affectation. 1864 Gilmore Down in TN 22 seKY, They’d burn’d ’em, Sir, an’ druv my sick wife, an’ my ole mother, who’d been bedrid for more’n two year, out uv doors! 1889 Harper’s New Mth. Mag. 79.694 CT, Then the next gen’ration come Gran’pa Knapp . . an’ he was bedrid for more’n six year. c1960 Wilson Coll. csKY, Bed-ridden (or -rid). . . Confined to bed with illness, usually for a long time. 1964 Faulkner As I Lay Dying 84 MS, He might have hurt himself bed-rid. How far’d you fall, Cash? 1965–70 DARE (Qu. BB43) Infs GA19, NJ21, NY27, PA4, 8, Bedrid.