eld

[ eld ]
/ ɛld /

noun Archaic.


RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. elbowed bougie,
  2. elbowroom,
  3. elbrus,
  4. elburz mountains,
  5. elche,
  6. elder,
  7. elder brethren,
  8. elder edda,
  9. elder statesman,
  10. elder stateswoman

Origin of eld

before 1000; Middle English elde, Old English eldo, ieldo, derivative of (e)ald old; see world

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British Dictionary definitions for eld

eld

/ (ɛld) /

noun archaic

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

eld

poetic or archaic form of old; in some cases from Old English eald.

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