gieldan

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *geldaną, from Proto-Indo-European *gʰeldʰ- (to pay). Cognate with Old Frisian jelda (West Frisian jilde), Old Saxon geldan, Middle Dutch ghelden (Dutch gelden), Old High German geltan (German gelten), Old Norse gjalda (Danish gælde, Swedish gälla), Gothic 𐌲𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌰𐌽 (gildan), 𐌿𐍃𐌲𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌰𐌽 (usgildan), 𐍆𐍂𐌰𐌲𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌰𐌽 (fragildan).

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Verb[edit]

ġieldan

  1. to pay; to give something in payment or as due; to yield
  2. to repay, to pay back, to restore
  3. to requite; to reward

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