gilden

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English gylden, from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz ‎(golden), from *gulþą ‎(gold). Cognate with Dutch gulden, German gülden, Swedish gyllen.

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gilden ‎(comparative more gilden, superlative most gilden)

  1. (obsolete) Golden; made of gold.
    • 1590, Edmund Spenser, Visions of the World's Vanity:
      In summer's day, when Phœbus fairly shone / I saw a Bull as white as driven snow / With gilden horns embowéd like the moon / In a fresh flow'ring meadow lying low

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Dutch[edit]

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gilden

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of gillen

German[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From a colloquial merger of various dialectal forms of gelten and the related (obsolete) gülten. Compare for example Alemannic German gülte, gilde, Rhine Franconian gille, Central Franconian jelle, jölde.

Verb[edit]

gilden ‎(third-person singular simple present gildet, past tense gildete, past participle gegildet, auxiliary haben)

  1. (colloquial, chiefly childish) to count; to be valid
    Nee, das gildet nich’! Ich war noch gar nich’ fertig!
    No, that doesn’t count! I wasn’t even ready yet!

Usage notes[edit]

  • Although this verb is fully conjugable, the 3rd-person singular present gildet is by far the commonest form. It is often used as if it were a form of gelten, thus instead of standard gilt.

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