teld

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English, from Old English teld (tent, pavilion, tabernacle), from Proto-Germanic *teldą (tent), from Proto-Indo-European *delt- (board). Cognate with Middle Dutch telde, telt (tent), German Zelt (tent), Swedish tält (tent), Icelandic tjald (tent). See also tilt.

Noun[edit]

teld (plural telds)

  1. (obsolete) A tent.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English telden (to set up a tent), from teld (tent). See above.

Verb[edit]

teld (third-person singular simple present telds, present participle telding, simple past and past participle telded)

  1. (transitive, obsolete) To lodge in a tent.
  2. (transitive, obsolete) To set up (a tent); pitch a tent; (in general) to set up.
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Old English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *teldą. Akin to Old High German zelt.

Noun[edit]

teld ?

  1. a tent

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