scheld

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See also: Schëld

Dutch[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (file)

Verb[edit]

scheld

  1. first-person singular present indicative of schelden
  2. imperative of schelden

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Etymology[edit]

From Old English sċield, sċeld, sċild, sċyld, from Proto-Germanic *skelduz.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈʃeːld/, /ˈʃiːld/

Noun[edit]

scheld (plural scheldes)

  1. A shield (a plate of portable armour)
  2. An object that resembles a shield:
    1. (rare) A rough region around a boar's neck; the meat from this region.
    2. (rare) A escutcheon; a coat-of-arms.
  3. Any form of shielding or armament:
    1. (religion) Spiritual guarding or shielding.
    2. A refuge, hideout, or safehouse.
  4. (rare) Authority, power, influence.
  5. (rare) Heavy infantry; soldiers armed with shields.

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