eald

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ald (Anglian)

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz (grown-up) (corresponding to Latin altus), each from Proto-Indo-European *altós, a suffixed form of *al- (grow, nourish). Cognate with Old Frisian ald (West Frisian âld), Old Saxon ald (Low German old), Dutch oud, Old High German alt (German alt). Compare also Ancient Greek ἄναλτος (ánaltos).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

eald (comparative ieldra, superlative ieldest)

  1. old

Declension[edit]

Weak Strong
singular plural singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative ealda ealde ealde ealdan nom. eald ealde eald ealda, -e
accusative ealdan ealde ealdan acc. ealdne eald ealde ealde eald ealda, -e
genitive ealdan ealdra, ealdena gen. ealdes ealdes ealdre ealdra
dative ealdan ealdum dat. ealdum ealdum ealdre ealdum
instrumental ealde


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