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Etymology 1Edit

From Middle English speld, spelde, from Old English speld (a splinter; a chip of wood; torch), from Proto-Germanic *speldą (splinter, board), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)pel- (to split).

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speld (plural spelds)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, obsolete) A chip of wood; a splinter.

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VerbEdit

speld (third-person singular simple present spelds, present participle spelding, simple past and past participle speld)

  1. (Northern England, Scotland, dialectal) To split.
    I'm gonna speld your head asunderǃ You worthless gat.
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AfrikaansEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Dutch speld, from Middle Dutch spelde, from older spelle, from Latin spīnula, diminutive of spīna.

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speld (plural spelde, diminutive speldjie)

  1. pin

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DutchEdit

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  • spel (dialectal, Southern Dutch)

EtymologyEdit

From Middle Dutch spelde, from older spelle, from Latin spīnula, diminutive of spīna.

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speld f (plural spelden, diminutive speldje n)

  1. A pin (fastening device).
  2. A brooch.
    Synonym: broche

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  • Afrikaans: speld

Old EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Germanic *speldą.

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speld n (nominative plural speld or speldra)

  1. splinter
  2. a thin piece of wood used as a torch; torch

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