geþyld

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From ġe- +‎ a Germanic base represented by þolian. Cognate with Old Saxon githuld (Dutch geduld), Old High German githult (German Geduld).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

ġeþyld n

  1. patience, resignation
    Geþyld byð middes eades: patience is half of happiness. (Durham Proverbs)