scield

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Old English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Germanic *skelduz, from Proto-Indo-European *(s)keit-, *(s)keid-, *kheit- (shield, cover). Cognate with Old Frisian skeld (West Frisian skyld), Old Saxon scild (Low German Schild), Dutch schild, Old High German scild (German Schild), Old Norse skjǫldr, (Danish skjold, Swedish sköld), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skildus).

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

sċield m

  1. shield, protector
  2. protection, defense

Derived terms[edit]

  • sċieldan (to protect, shield, guard, defend, defend oneself)
  • sċieldod (furnished with shields)

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Descendants[edit]

References[edit]

  1. 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", scield et al.