Complete Definition of "geld"

see|Geld
English

Pronunciation
IPA|/geld/
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-ɛld|-ɛld

Etymology 1
Medieval Latin geldum, Old English gield, "payment", "tribute". Confer Dutch #Dutch|geld, "money", German Geld, "money", Old Norse/Danish Tongue giald, "payment", Gothic gild, "tribute". Also confer "yield". Geld is also written gelt, or gild, and as such found in "Danegelt", and "wergild".

Noun
geld

  1. money; tribute; compensation; ransom.

Etymology 2
Confer the German, dialectal words gelten, "to be valid", and gelze, "castrated swine". Hence "gelding"

Verb
en-verb

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

Translations
rfc-level|Translations at L3+ (AutoFormat? would have corrected level of Translations)
trans-top|to castrate a male
Norwegian: gjelle (however usually colloquially about human males, e.g. sex offenders)
trans-mid
Spanish: capar, castrar
trans-bottom

Quotations
1922, w:Virginia Woolf|Virginia Woolf, w:Jacob's Room|Jacob's Room, Vintage Classics, paperback edition, page 16-17

Category:English words with multiple etymologies


Dutch

Noun
nl-noun|g=n|gelden|-

  1. money

Verb
geld

  1. First person singular present of gelden.
  2. Imperative of gelden.

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