gild

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English[edit]

Etymology[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) To give a bright or pleasing aspect to.
  4. (transitive) To make appear drunk.

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Noun[edit]

gild (plural gilds)

  1. Obsolete form of guild.

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Gothic[edit]

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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Mutation[edit]

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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