- simple past tense and past participle of geld
(comparative more gelded, superlative most gelded)
From geld + -ed.
Variant of geld
transitive verbgelded or gelt, gelding
- to castrate (esp. a horse)
- to deprive of anything essential; weaken
Origin of geldMiddle English gelden ; from Old Norse gelda, to castrate ; from geldr, barren ; from Indo-European base an unverified form ĝhel-, to cut from source Old Welsh gylym, knife, Old Norse gylta, sow, Gothic giltha, scythe