From Old High German gelt, from Old High German gelt, kelt, from Proto-Germanic *geldą (“reward, gift, money”), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (“to pay”). Compare Dutch geld, English geld, yield, Swedish gäld.
The plural Gelder refers to several sources or purposes of capital, or several amounts of money received or spent (mostly in the context of larger public or corporate budgets).
- Geld in Duden online
Geld n (plural Gelder)