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Old English

Alternative forms

  • ald (Anglian)

Etymology

From Germanic *alđoz ‘grown-up’ ( = Latin altus), from Indo-European *altos, a suffixed form of *al- ‘grow, nourish’. Cognate with Old Frisian ald (West Frisian âld), Old Saxon ald (Dutch oud), Old High German alt (German alt). Ancient Greek ἄναλτος is from the same IE root.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /æɑld/

Adjective

eald

  1. old

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