Schild

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Dutch[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From schild.

Proper noun[edit]

Schild n

  1. (astronomy) Scutum

German[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old High German scilt, scild, from Proto-Germanic *skelduz (shield), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keit-, *(s)keid-, *kheit- (shield, cover). Compare Dutch schild, English shield, Danish skjold.

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Noun[edit]

Schild m, n (genitive Schilds or Schildes, plural Schilde)

  1. shield, buckler

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Usage notes[edit]

In official use (Standard German), the word Schild in this sense is exclusively masculine. However, in large parts of Germany, namely Northern and Central Germany, the word exists exclusively in the neuter variant (plural Schilder), with no difference made between shield and sign. [1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Der Schild oder das Schild?, Wiener Zeitung Online

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Noun[edit]

Schild n (genitive Schilds or Schildes, plural Schilder)

  1. sign, plate

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