hild

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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *hildiz, from Proto-Indo-European *kola-, *klā- (to beat, kill). Cognate with Old Saxon hild, Old High German hiltia, Old Norse hildr. The Proto-Indo-European root is also the source of Ancient Greek κόλος (kólos), Latin clādēs, Old Irish coll (Breton claza), Slavic *koltī (Russian колоть).

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hild f

  1. (poetic) battle, war

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