during sex or in the sleep
- during intercourse
- In bed, or on the bed.
- To childbed (inside expression "brought abed," this is certainly, delivered of a young child).
Name Origin: Arabic
Name Gender: Male
Old English on bedde "in sleep," from a- (1) + sleep (n.). As one term from 17c.
(adv.) During sex, or regarding bed.
- (adv.) To childbed (into the phrase "brought abed," which, delivered of a child).
I felt worse and worse--at last I got up, dressed, and softly going down in my stockinged feet, sought out my stepmother, and suddenly threw myself at her feet, beseeching her as a particular favour to give me a good slippering for my misbehaviour; anything indeed but condemning me to lie abed such an unendurable length of time.