speld

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From Middle English speld, spelde, from Old English speld (a splinter; a chip of wood; torch), from Proto-Germanic *speldą (splinter, board), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pel- (to split).

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speld (plural spelds)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, obsolete) A chip of wood; a splinter.

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speld (third-person singular simple present spelds, present participle spelding, simple past and past participle speld)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, dialectal) To split.
    I'm gonna speld your head asunderǃ You worthless gat.
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speld f (plural spelden, diminutive speldje n)

  1. pin (fastening device)

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From Proto-Germanic *speldą.

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speld n (nominative plural speld or speldra)

  1. splinter
  2. a thin piece of wood used as a torch; torch

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