gild

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English gilden, gulden, from Old English gyldan (to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold), from Proto-Germanic *gulþijaną, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (gold).

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Verb[edit]

gild (third-person singular simple present gilds, present participle gilding, simple past and past participle gilded or gilt)

  1. (transitive) To cover with a thin layer of gold; to cover with gold leaf.
    • 1888 May, Oscar Wilde, “The Happy Prince”, in The Happy Prince and Other Tales, London: David Nutt, [], OCLC 595167, page 1:
      High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
  2. (transitive) To adorn.
  3. (transitive, cooking) To decorate with a golden surface appearance.
    • 2008, Ivan P. Day, Cooking in Europe, 1650-1850 (page 98)
      Gild the entire outside with beaten egg yolk, and sprinkle it with grated parmesan.
  4. (transitive) To give a bright or pleasing aspect to.
  5. (transitive) To make appear drunk.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Noun[edit]

gild (plural gilds)

  1. Obsolete form of guild.
    • 1920, H. E. Salter, Munimenta Civitatis Oxonie (volume 71, page xxviii)
      No trade gild might be started without the consent of the whole body of hanasters, who would insist that the regulations were not harmful to the burgesses as a whole; []

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Romanization[edit]

gild

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌹𐌻𐌳

Irish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English guild.

Noun[edit]

gild m (genitive singular gild, nominative plural gildeanna)

  1. (historical) guild
    Synonym: cuallacht

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Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gild ghild ngild
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *geldą.

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Noun[edit]

ġild n

  1. payment of money; tribute, compensation, tax
  2. guild, society, club
  3. diety
  4. visible object of worship; idol

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Descendants[edit]

  • Middle English: ȝeld
  • Medieval Latin: geldum, gildum

References[edit]

  • ġild in Joseph Bosworth and T. Northcote Toller (1898) An Anglo-Saxon Dictionary