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ealdor

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Etymology 1Edit

From Proto-Germanic *aldraz.

NounEdit

ealdor m

  1. elder, parent, head of a family; senior man; chief, lord
  2. author; source
  3. (in the plural) ancestors
  4. (religious) elder
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Etymology 2Edit

From Proto-Germanic *aldrą (life, age), from Proto-Indo-European *al-, *h₂el- (to grow). Cognate with Old Saxon aldar, Old High German altar, Old Norse aldr.

NounEdit

ealdor n

  1. life, the vital parts of the body.
  2. age, old age, eld; eternity.
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