EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Middle English geldyng, geldynge, from Old Norse geldingr (wether, eunuch), from gelda (to castrate), equivalent to geld (to castrate) +‎ -ing (diminutive suffix).

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NounEdit

gelding (plural geldings)

  1. A castrated male horse.
  2. Any castrated male animal.
  3. (archaic) A eunuch.
    • Wyclif Bible, Acts viii. 38
      They went down both into the water, Philip and the gelding, and Philip baptized him.

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VerbEdit

gelding

  1. present participle of geld

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IcelandicEdit

EtymologyEdit

From gelda (to geld, to castrate) +‎ -ing (-ing).

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NounEdit

gelding f (genitive singular geldingar, nominative plural geldingar)

  1. castration, gelding

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