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hilding

[hil-ding]
noun Archaic.
  1. a contemptible person.
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Origin of hilding

1575–85; perhaps to be identified with Middle English heldinge, hilding bending, swerving aside, Old English hylding, equivalent to hyld(an) to bend, incline + -ing -ing1
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Historical Examples

  • As we have seen, he is in Saxo the progenitor of the Hilding Hildeger.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3

    Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.

  • Frithiof was playing at chess with Bjorn when Hilding arrived.

  • Which showed that he had been all the time occupied with Hilding's errand.

  • No other outcome of his errand had Hilding: he went back speedily to the kings, and told them Frithiof's answer.

  • Borgar's transformation from stepfather to the father of a Hilding shall be explained below.

    Teutonic Mythology, Vol. 1 of 3

    Viktor Rydberg, Ph.D.