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Origin of eld
before 1000; Middle English elde, Old English eldo, ieldo,
derivative of (e)ald old
; see world
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for eld
Historical Examples of eld
"It was wonderful well played, Mr. Eld," the old man answered.
"Theer's nothin' o' that sort about me, Mr. Eld," he replied.
"You are rather severe upon your audience, Mr. Eld," he said.
To-day, in my eld, it amuses me still that for long I never kissed her.
"Eld, eld," he said; and that was all the explanation I could obtain from him.
British Dictionary definitions for eld
- old age
- olden days; antiquity
Word Origin for eld
Old English eldu; related to Old Norse elli; see old
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Word Origin and History for eld
poetic or archaic form of old; in some cases from Old English eald.
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