- barren; sterile.
- (of a cow) not giving milk, from being in calf or from age.
Origin of yeld
before 1100; Middle English; Old English gelde barren; cognate with German Gelt; akin to geld1
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- (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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