-heald

See also: heald

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *halþaz(inclined). Akin to Old Frisian -hald, Old High German -hald, Old Norse -hallr, Old English heald(bent, inclined toward), Old English hielde(slope).

SuffixEdit

-heald

  1. bent; inclined toward, tending toward; sloping toward
    niþerheald "bent downwards"
    scyteheald "bent to shoot downwards, precipitous, oblique, steep"
    fæstheald "firmly fixed, secure"
    frēondheald "friendly, amiable"
    sūþheald "sloping toward the south"