in addition bed-ridden, mid-14c., from adjectival utilization of belated Old English b
confined to sleep (by disease)
- restricted into the sleep by sickness or infirmity.
(v. i.) restricted into the sleep by illness or infirmity.
The carnage of the Terror spread far beyond the clergy and the nobility, beyond even the middle class, for peasants and artisans were among the victims. It spread far beyond those who could conspire or rebel, for bedridden old men and women and young boys and girls were often sacrificed.