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From in- +‎ hold. Compare Old English onhealdan (to hold, keep, maintain). More at in, hold.



inhold (third-person singular simple present inholds, present participle inholding, simple past inheld, past participle inheld or inholden)

  1. To contain, hold in.
    • 2002, Brian Massumi, A shock to thought: expression after Deleuze and Guattari:
      Sound implicates these obscure tethers, which connect sound to noise, thereby giving sound its sense. The implicated difference inholds an obscure reserve of sense.
  2. To possess inherently, contain in oneself.
    • Sir Walter Raleigh
      The light which the sun inholds and casts forth.


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Old EnglishEdit


From in- (very, thoroughly) +‎ hold.



  1. utterly loyal; loyal from the heart
    Abbodissum wé tǽcaþ ðæt hí inholde sín and ðæs hálgan regoles gebodum eallum móde þeówigen, — We teach abbesses to be truly loyal, and to be subservient to the commands of the holy rule with all their mind,


Mark that masc sing should be inhold rather than inholda.

Weak Strong
case singular plural case singular plural
m n f m n f m n f
nominative inholda inholde inholde inholdan nom. inhold inhold inholdu inholde inholdu, -e inholda, -e
accusative inholdan inholde inholdan acc. inholdne inhold inholde inholde inholdu, -e inholda, -e
genitive inholdan inholdra, inholdena gen. inholdes inholdes inholdre inholdra
dative inholdan inholdum dat. inholdum inholdum inholdre inholdum
instrumental inholde