eald-

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Old English[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From eald "old" from Proto-Germanic *alþas (old)

Prefix[edit]

eald-

  1. Prefix meaning old, ancient, or elder; from ancient times
    ealdwīf "an old woman"
    ealdriht "ancient right"
    ealdsprǣċ "history; proverb, byspel"
    ealdwrītere "writer of ancient history, antiquarian"
    ealdwearg "accursed from ancient times"
  2. original
    Ealdseaxan "the continental Saxons"