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- v. To govern; inherit.
- n. Power; strength.
- n. Command; control; possession.
- n. Forest; woods.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A forest; -- used as a termination of names. See weald.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A Middle English form of wold.
From Middle English walden, from Old English wealdan ("to rule, control, determine, direct, command, govern, possess, wield, exercise, cause, bring about"), from Proto-Germanic *waldanan (“to rix, reign”), from Proto-Indo-European *waldʰ- (“to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess”). Cognate with German walten ("to prevail, reign, dominate"), Danish volde ("to cause"), Icelandic valda ("to cause"), Lithuanian valda ("land property"), Lithuanian valdyti ("to rule"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English wald, iwald, from Old English ġeweald ("might, power, possession, control, command, dominion, bridle, protection, subjection, groin, pudenda"), from Proto-Germanic *waldan (“might, power, main”), from Proto-Indo-European *waldʰ- (“to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess”). Cognate with German Gewalt ("force, power, control, violence"), Swedish våld ("force, violence"). (Wiktionary)
From Middle English wald, from Old English weald ("high land covered with wood, woods, forest"), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old High German wald (German Wald) and Old Norse vǫllr (Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Icelandic völlur). (Wiktionary)