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From Middle English shild, schuld, from Old English sċyld (guilt, sin, crime, offence, fault, debt, due, obligation, liability), from Proto-Germanic *skuldiz (guilt, obligation), from Proto-Indo-European *skel- (to be guilty, be obligated, owe). Cognate with Scots sculd (debt), North Frisian schild (debt, guilt, fault), West Frisian skuld (debt, guilt, fault), Dutch schuld (debt, fault, guilt), German Schuld (debt, guilt, fault), Swedish skuld (debt, guilt, blame), Norwegian skyld (guilt), Icelandic skuld (debt), Lithuanian kaltė (guilt).

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shild

  1. (obsolete) Debt; fault; guilt.

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