eald

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *aldaz, from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eltós, a suffixed form of *h₂el- (grow, nourish).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /æ͜ɑld/, [æ͜ɑɫd]

Adjective[edit]

eald (comparative ieldra, superlative ieldest)

  1. old
    eald eart þū?
    How old are you?
  2. ancient
    on ealdum dagum
    in ancient times
  1. (in compounds) original
    Ealdseaxanthe continental Saxons
  2. grand-

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: olde, old, ald
    • English: old
    • Scots: auld
    • Yola: yole, yold