gelden

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Dutch *geldan, from Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Compare Low German gellen, German gelten, West Frisian jilde, English yield, Icelandic gjalda.

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Verb[edit]

gelden (past singular gold, past participle gegolden)

  1. to apply, be applicable or binding
    De twee minuten stilte gelden in het hele land, ook op plaatsen waar geen plechtigheid wordt gehouden. [1] — The two minutes of silence apply throughout the whole land, even in places where no ceremony is held.
  2. to count (be estimated as valid, useful, or influential)
  3. (~ als) to be considered as
    De Bataven golden in vroeg-Romeinse tijd als elitetroepen.[2] — The Batavians were considered in early-Roman times as elite troops.
    Het Oktoberfest geldt als het grootste bierfestival ter wereld en wordt jaarlijks door meer dan zes miljoen mensen bezocht.[3] — The Oktoberfest is considered as the biggest beer festival in the world and is yearly visited by more than six million people.
  4. (doen ~) to enforce

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Noun[edit]

gelden pl (plurale tantum)

  1. Plural form of geld
  2. monies, supplies

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