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definition of the word geld

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Proto-Germanic gelda-, Old English gield, "payment", "tribute". Confer Dutch geld, "money", German Geld, "money", Old Norse/Danish Tongue gjald, "payment", Gothic gild, "tribute". Also confer "yield". Geld is also written gelt, or gild, and as such found in "Danegelt", and "wergild".

Singular
geld

Plural
gelds

geld (plural gelds)

  1. money; tribute; compensation; ransom.

Confer the German, dialectal words gelten, "to be valid", and gelze, "castrated swine". Hence "gelding"

Infinitive
to geld

Third person singular
gelds

Simple past
gelded

Past participle
gelded

Present participle
gelding

to geld (third-person singular simple present gelds, present participle gelding, simple past and past participle gelded)

  1. (transitive) To castrate a male (usually an animal).

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