Gelding



[gel-ding] /ˈgɛl dɪŋ/

noun
1.
a castrated male animal, especially a horse.
2.
a eunuch.
[geld] /gɛld/
verb (used with object), gelded or gelt, gelding.
1.
to castrate (an animal, especially a horse).
2.
to take strength, vitality, or power from; weaken or subdue.
/ˈɡɛldɪŋ/
noun
1.
a castrated male horse
/ɡɛld/
verb (transitive) gelds, gelding, gelded, gelt
1.
to castrate (a horse or other animal)
2.
to deprive of virility or vitality; emasculate; weaken
/ɡɛld/
noun
1.
a tax on land levied in late Anglo-Saxon and Norman England
n.

late 13c. (as a surname), from Old Norse geldingr, from gelda “castrate” (see geld (v.)).
n.

“royal tax in medieval England,” Old English gield “payment, tribute,” from Proto-Germanic *geldam “payment” (cf. Middle High German gelt “payment, contribution,” German geld “money,” Old Norse gjald “payment,” Gothic gild “tribute, tax”), from PIE root of yield (v.).
v.

“to castrate,” c.1300, from Old Norse gelda “castrate” from geldr “barren,” from Proto-Germanic *galdu-, from PIE *ghel- “to cut.” Related: Gelded. Cf. Old Norse geldr “yielding no milk, dry,” Old High German galt “barren,” said of a cow.

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