scield

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skelduz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keit-, *(s)keid-, *kheit- (shield, cover). Cognate with Old Frisian skeld (West Frisian skyld), Old Saxon scild (Low German Schild), Dutch schild, Old High German scild (German Schild), Old Norse skjǫldr, (Danish skjold, Swedish sköld), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skildus).

Noun[edit]

scield m

  1. shield, protector
  2. protection, defense

Related terms[edit]

Derived terms[edit]

  • scieldan — to protect, shield, guard, defend, defend oneself
  • scieldod — furnished with shields

Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", scield et al.