seld

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English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Middle English selde (seat, store), from Old English seld (noun), neuter, metathetic form of setl (noun) (English settle)

Noun[edit]

seld (plural selds)

  1. (obsolete) A seat, throne.
  2. (obsolete) A shop. (In Medieval Latin records selda or silda (cf. Latin sella (seat, chair)); also in Anglo-Norman form seude). Also, a stand for spectators.

Etymology 2[edit]

From Middle English selde (adjective) and selde (adverb), a back-formation from Old English seldor (more seldom), seldost (most seldom).

Adjective[edit]

seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (archaic) Rare, uncommon.
    Synonyms: infrequent, scarce, uncommon; see also Thesaurus:rare
  2. Unusual, unwonted.
    Synonyms: bizarre, odd, weird; see also Thesaurus:strange

Adverb[edit]

seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) Seldom.
    Synonyms: infrequently, scarcely, uncommonly; see also Thesaurus:occasionally
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Participle[edit]

seld (neuter selt, definite singular and plural selde)

  1. sold; past participle of selja and selje

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