Geld

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German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle High German gelt, from Old High German gelt, kelt, from Proto-Germanic *geldą (reward, gift, money), from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). The modern consonantism -d instead of expected -t is Central and Low German (compare Middle Low German gelt, -des, from Old Saxon geld); but also Upper German in some dialects through revoicing after -l-. Compare Dutch geld, English geld, yield, Swedish gäld.

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Noun[edit]

Geld n (genitive Geldes or Gelds, plural Gelder)

  1. money

Usage notes[edit]

  • 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).

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External links[edit]

  • Geld in Duden online

Luxembourgish[edit]

Noun[edit]

Geld n (plural Gelder)

  1. money