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EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

See eld.

NounEdit

eild (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) Age.
    • 1600, Edward Fairfax, The Jerusalem Delivered of Tasso:
      • Book III, xxxv:
      His age was full of puissance and might, / Two sons he had to guard his noble eild.
      • Book IV, xliv:
      Mine uncle govern'd in my tender eild.

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EtymologyEdit

From Early Scots ȝeild, from Old English ʒelde.

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AdjectiveEdit

eild (not comparable)

  1. (archaic) Barren or no longer producing milk (of a female mammal, especially a domestic animal).

NounEdit

eild (plural eilds)

  1. (archaic) An animal which is barren or no longer producing milk.
  2. (archaic) Cattle specifically raised for slaughter.