Eld definitions

eld
Old age.
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Ancient times; antiquity; days of yore.
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(rare or dialectal) One's age, age in years, period of life.
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(archaic or poetic) Old age, senility; an old person.
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(archaic or poetic) Time; an age, an indefinitely long period of time.
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(archaic or poetic) Former ages, antiquity, olden times.
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(obsolete) Old.
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(intransitive, archaic, poetic or dialectal) To age, become or grow old.
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(intransitive, archaic or poetic) To delay; linger.
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(archaic or poetic) To make old, age.
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Eye dialect spelling of held. simple past tense and past participle of 'old.
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Origin of eld

From Middle English elde, from Old English ieldu, eldo, ieldo (“age, period of time; period; time of life, years; mature or old age, eld; an age of the world, era, epoch”), from Proto-Germanic *aldį̄ (“eld, age”), from Proto-Germanic *aldaz (“grown up, mature, old”), from Proto-Germanic *alaną (“to grow, breed, nourish”), from Proto-Indo-European *al- (“to raise, feed”). Cognate with Scots eild (“age”), North Frisian jelde (“age”), German Älte (“age”), Danish ælde (“eld, age”), Icelandic elli (“eld, age”). Related also to Gothic (alds, “generation, age”), Old English alan (“to grow up, nourish”). More at old.