nolde

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old English ne wolde.

Contraction[edit]

nolde

  1. would not
    • Chaucer, Troilus and Criseyde; Book I, Lines 76-77
      ffor wel wiste he by sort that Troye sholde/Destroyed ben--ye, wolde who-so nolde
      For well knew he by sort that Troy should/Destroyed have been--ye would. Whoso would not?