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geld


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geld  \Geld\,  n.  [AS.  gild,  gield,  geld,  tribute,  payment,  fr 
  gieldan  to  pay  render.  See  {Yield}.] 
  Money;  tribute;  compensation;  ransom.[Obs.] 
 
  Note:  This  word  occurs  in  old  law  books  in  composition,  as  in 
  danegeld,  or  danegelt,  a  tax  imposed  by  the  Danes; 
  weregeld,  compensation  for  the  life  of  a  man,  etc 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Geld  \Geld\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Gelded}  or  Gelt  (?);  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Gelding}.]  [Icel.  gelda  to  castrate;  akin  to  Dan. 
  gilde,  Sw  g["a]lla,  and  cf  AS  gilte  a  young  sow,  OHG.  galt 
  dry,  not  giving  milk,  G.  gelt,  Goth.  gilpa  siclke.] 
  1.  To  castrate;  to  emasculate. 
 
  2.  To  deprive  of  anything  essential. 
 
  Bereft  and  gelded  of  his  patrimony.  --Shak. 
 
  3.  To  deprive  of  anything  exceptionable;  as  to  geld  a  book, 
  or  a  story;  to  expurgate.  [Obs.]  --Dryden. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  geld 
  v  :  cut  off  the  testicles;  of  male  animals  such  as  horses 




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