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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

  • ald (Anglian)


From Proto-Germanic *aldaz ‎(grown-up) (corresponding to Latin altus), each from Proto-Indo-European *altós, a suffixed form of *al- ‎(grow, nourish). Cognate with Old Frisian ald (West Frisian âld), Old Saxon ald (Low German old), Dutch oud, Old High German alt (German alt). Compare also Ancient Greek ἄναλτος ‎(ánaltos).



eald (comparative ieldra, superlative ieldest)

  1. old


Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative ealda ealde ealde ealdan nom. eald ealde eald ealda, -e
accusative ealdan ealde ealdan acc. ealdne eald ealde ealde eald ealda, -e
genitive ealdan ealdra, ealdena gen. ealdes ealdes ealdre ealdra
dative ealdan ealdum dat. ealdum ealdum ealdre ealdum
instrumental ealde