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EtymologyEdit

From West Germanic *skeldu [ˈskel.du], from Proto-Germanic *skelduz. Cognate with Old Frisian skeld (West Frisian skyld), Old Saxon skild (Low German Schild), Old Dutch skilt (Dutch schild), Old High German skilt (German Schild), Old Norse skjǫldr (Swedish sköld), Gothic 𐍃𐌺𐌹𐌻𐌳𐌿𐍃 (skildus).

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NounEdit

sċield m

  1. shield

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  • Middle English: scheld, sheld, shild, shelde

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1916, John R. Clark, "A Concise Anglo-Saxon Dictionary for the Use of Students", scield et al.