yeld

[yeld]

Origin of yeld

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

adjective Scot and Northern English dialect
  1. (of an animal) barren or too young to bear young
  2. (of a cow) not yielding milk

Word Origin for yeld

Old English gelde barren; related to geld 1
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