Gelt



[gelt] /gɛlt/

verb
1.
a simple past tense and past participle of 1 .
[gelt] /gɛlt/
noun, Slang.
1.
.
[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.
/ɡɛlt/
verb
1.
(archaic or dialect) a past tense and past participle of geld1
/ɡɛlt/
noun
1.
(slang, mainly US) cash or funds; money
/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.

“money,” 1520s, from German, Dutch gelt “gold, money” (see geld (n.)). In some later uses, from Yiddish.
adj.

past participle of geld (v.); hence, as an adjective, “castrated” (mid-15c.).
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.

noun

Money: To let you guys get away with the gelt?

[1529+; fr German and Yiddish, literally ”gold”]

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Gemara

    [guh-mahr-uh; Sephardic Hebrew guh-mah-rah; Ashkenazic Hebrew guh-maw-ruh] /gəˈmɑr ə; Sephardic Hebrew gə mɑˈrɑ; Ashkenazic Hebrew gəˈmɔ rə/ noun 1. the section of the Talmud consisting essentially of commentary on the Mishnah. 2. the Talmud. /ɡɛˈmɔrə; Hebrew ɡɛmaˈra/ noun 1. (Judaism) the main body of the Talmud, consisting of a record of ancient rabbinical debates about […]

  • Gematria

    [guh-mey-tree-uh] /gəˈmeɪ tri ə/ noun 1. a cabbalistic system of interpretation of the Scriptures by substituting for a particular word another word whose letters give the same numerical sum. n. 1680s, from Hebrew gematriya, from Greek geometria (see geometry). “[E]xplanation of the sense of a word by substituting for it another word, so that the […]



  • Gemclip

    /ˈdʒɛmˌklɪp/ noun 1. (South African) a paperclip

  • Gemeinschaft

    [German guh-mahyn-shahft] /German gəˈmaɪnˌʃɑft/ noun, plural gemeinschaften [German guh-mahyn-shahf-tuh n] /German gəˈmaɪnˌʃɑf tən/ (Show IPA). (often initial capital letter) 1. an association of individuals having sentiments, tastes, and attitudes in common; fellowship. 2. Sociology. a society or group characterized chiefly by a strong sense of common identity, close personal relationships, and an attachment to traditional […]



Disclaimer: Gelt definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.