yeld

[ yeld ]
/ yɛld /

adjective Scot. and North England.

barren; sterile.
(of a cow) not giving milk, from being in calf or from age.

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Origin of yeld

before 1100; Middle English; Old English gelde barren; cognate with German Gelt; akin to geld1
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yeld
/ (jɛld) /

adjective Scot and Northern English dialect

(of an animal) barren or too young to bear young
(of a cow) not yielding milk

Word Origin for yeld

Old English gelde barren; related to geld 1
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