gelding

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Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse geldingr, from gelda (to castrate), whence also English geld (Etymology 2).

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Noun[edit]

gelding (plural geldings)

  1. a castrated male horse
  2. any castrated male animal
  3. (archaic) a eunuch
    • Wyclif Bible, Acts viii. 38
      They went down both into the water, Philip and the gelding, and Philip baptized him.

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Verb[edit]

gelding

  1. Present participle of geld.

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