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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English selde (seat, store), from Old English seld (noun), neuter, metathetic form of setl (noun) (English settle)

NounEdit

seld (plural selds)

  1. (obsolete) A seat, throne.
  2. (obsolete) A shop. (In Medieval Latin records selda or silda (cf. Latin sella (seat, chair)); also in Anglo-Norman form seude). Also, a stand for spectators.

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle English selde (adjective) and selde (adverb), a back-formation from Old English seldor (more seldom), seldost (most seldom).

AdjectiveEdit

seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (archaic) Rare, uncommon.
  2. Unusual, unwonted.

AdverbEdit

seld (comparative more seld, superlative most seld)

  1. (obsolete or dialectal, Scotland) Seldom.
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