Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • See yald.

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  • adjective Scotland Vigorous; strong; healthy.
  • adjective Scotland Active; sprightly; alert.
  • adjective Scotland Supple; active; athletic; nimble.

Etymologies

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From Middle English *yeld, from Old English *ġilde ("valuable, of worth"), from Proto-Germanic *geldiz (“valuable, valid, wholesome, precious”), from Proto-Indo-European *gheldh- (“to pay for, repay”). Cognate with Scots yauld ("active, strong, mighty"), Old Norse gildr ("of full worth, size, measure, or quality; full; complete; absolute; great") (whence Icelandic gildur ("valid, thick, prominent, important"), Swedish gild ("stout, of full size"), Danish gild ("brawny, of full size, fine"). Related to yield.

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