gelding

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse geldingr, from gelda (to castrate), whence also English geld (castrate).

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Noun[edit]

gelding (plural geldings)

  1. A castrated male horse.
  2. Any castrated male animal.
  3. (archaic) A eunuch.
    • Wyclif Bible, Acts viii. 38
      They went down both into the water, Philip and the gelding, and Philip baptized him.

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Verb[edit]

gelding

  1. present participle of geld

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Icelandic[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From gelda (to geld, to castrate) +‎ -ing (-ing).

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Noun[edit]

gelding f (genitive singular geldingar, nominative plural geldingar)

  1. castration, gelding

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