Origin of woldMiddle English wold from Old English (Anglian) wald, corresponding to Old English (WS) weald: see vole
Origin of woldMiddle English from Old English weald forest
From Middle English wald, wold, from Old English (Anglian) wald (cf. weald), from Proto-Germanic *walÃ¾uz, from Proto-Indo-European *wel(É™)-t- (cf. Welsh gwallt "˜hair', Lithuanian vÃ¡ltis "˜oat awn', Serbo-Croatian vlÃ¢t "˜ear (of wheat)', Ancient Greek Î»Î¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ (lÃ¡sios) "˜hairy'). See also the related term weald.