gild
Morphological Analysis
Wordclass: Noun
Gender: Neuter
In the OE text, the length is:indicated by acute accentsindicated by macronsnot indicated.
gild
geld, gield, gyld. es; n. I. a payment of money, a tribute, compensation, retribution, substitute; solutio, tributum, compensatio, remuneratio, retributio Beád ðá Swegen full gild then Sweyn commanded a full contribution, Chr. 1013; Th. 273, 6. Ðis wæs swíðe hefigtýme geár þurh mænigfealde gylda this was a very grievous year on account of manifold taxes, Chr. 1096; Erl. 233, 25. Menn guldon him gyld men paid him tribute, 1066; Fri. 203, 8. On Abeles gyld in compensation for Abel, Cd. 55; Th. 67, 22; Gen. 1104: 153; Th. 190, 15; Exod. 199. On ðære sunnan gyld in the sun's stead, Exon. 24 a; Th. 68, 14; Cri. 1103. IX gylde forgylde let him pay nine[-fold] for compensation, L. Ethb. 4; Th. i. 4, 3. II. a GUILD, society, or club, to which payments were made for mutual protection and support, more extensive than our friendly societies; societas, fraternitas. The members of the A. Sax. guild were answerable for each other's conduct, and thus character was made of the very greatest importance. v. Kmbl. Sax. Eng. i. 252-253; Th. Chart. p. xvi; pp. 605-17: Stubbs' Const. Hist. s. v. III. a payment to God, worship, service, sacrifice, offering; cultus, sacrificium Ðú goda ussa gield forhogdest thou hast despised the service of our gods, Exon. 67 b; Th. 251, 17; Jul. 246. To ðam gielde for that sacrifice, Cd. 74; Th. 90, 26; Gen. 1501. His Waldende gilde onsægde dedicated an offering to his Lord, 137; Th. 172, 11; Gen. 2842: Rd. 2, 1; S. 501, note 12. IV. a heathen deity; numen Gif ðú onsecgan nelt sóþum gieldum if thou wilt not sacrifice to true deities, Exon. 68 a; Th. 253, 3; Jul. 174. V. a visible object of worship, an idol; idolum He sum gild bræc he was destroying an idol, Blickl. Homl. 223, 4: 221, 8, 20. Gyld of golde gumum arǽrde reared up for the people an idol of gold, Cd. 180; Th. 226, 22: Dan. 175: 182; Th. 228, 18; Dan. 204. [O. Sax. geld; n. retributio, tributum, cultus divinus, sacrificium: O. Frs. jeld; n: O. H. Ger. gelt; n: Goth. gild; n. tributum, census, multa: Icel. gildi, gjald; n. tributum, pæna, præmium, multa cædis.] DER. æfter-gild, [-geld, -gield, -gyld], án-, bryne-, deófol-, ed-, feónd-, friþ-, frum-, god-, hǽðen-, leód-, sceucc-, þeóf-, un-, wer-, wig-, wiðer-. v. Grmm. D. M. 34: R. A. 601, 649. [Cf. friþ-gild.]
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