overgild

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Middle English overgilden, from Old English ofergyldan (to encase, overlay, or adorn with gold), from Proto-Germanic *uber (over) + *gulþijaną (to deck with gold), equivalent to over- +‎ gild.

Verb[edit]

overgild (third-person singular simple present overgilds, present participle overgilding, simple past and past participle overgilded)

  1. (transitive) To cover with gilding.