EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English gilden, gulden, from Old English gyldan (to gild, to cover with a thin layer of gold), from Proto-West Germanic *gulþijan, from Proto-Germanic *gulþijaną, from Proto-Germanic *gulþą (gold).

VerbEdit

gild (third-person singular simple present gilds, present participle gilding, simple past and past participle gilded or gilt)

  1. (transitive) To cover with a thin layer of gold; to cover with gold leaf.
    • 1888 May, Oscar Wilde, “The Happy Prince”, in The Happy Prince and Other Tales, London: David Nutt, [], OCLC 595167, page 1:
      High above the city, on a tall column, stood the statue of the Happy Prince. He was gilded all over with thin leaves of fine gold, for eyes he had two bright sapphires, and a large red ruby glowed on his sword-hilt.
  2. (transitive) To adorn.
  3. (transitive, cooking) To decorate with a golden surface appearance.
    • 2008, Ivan P. Day, Cooking in Europe, 1650-1850 (page 98)
      Gild the entire outside with beaten egg yolk, and sprinkle it with grated parmesan.
  4. (transitive) To give a bright or pleasing aspect to.
  5. (transitive) To make appear drunk.
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Etymology 2Edit

NounEdit

gild (plural gilds)

  1. Obsolete spelling of guild
    • 1920, H. E. Salter, Munimenta Civitatis Oxonie (volume 71, page xxviii)
      No trade gild might be started without the consent of the whole body of hanasters, who would insist that the regulations were not harmful to the burgesses as a whole; []

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GothicEdit

RomanizationEdit

gild

  1. Romanization of 𐌲𐌹𐌻𐌳

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English guild.

NounEdit

gild m (genitive singular gild, nominative plural gildeanna)

  1. (historical) guild
    Synonym: cuallacht

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
gild ghild ngild
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

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Norwegian NynorskEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Old Norse gildr, from Proto-Germanic *gildiz. Cognates include Icelandic gildur and Scots yauld.

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gild (masculine and feminine gild, neuter gildt, definite singular and plural gilde, comparative gildare, indefinite superlative gildast, definite superlative gildaste)

  1. (also law) valid
    Antonym: ugild
  2. nice, healthy, rich, capable
  3. kind, good
  4. enjoyable
  5. happy
  6. proud

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Old EnglishEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

ġild n

  1. Alternative form of ġield

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Old NorseEdit

AdjectiveEdit

gild

  1. strong feminine nominative singular of gildr
  2. strong neuter nominative plural of gildr
  3. strong neuter accusative plural of gildr