Origin of geltYiddish geld from German (a late-19th-c. borrowing): origin, originally (16th circa ) from source German or Dutch geld, but fell out of use except dialectally: compare geld
Origin of geltYiddish from Middle High German geld from Old High German gelt recompense
- (rare) A lunatic.
From Irish geilt.
Variation of gilt.
- Simple past and past participle of geld
- A gelding.
From Middle English, from gelden (“to geld, castrate”). More at geld.
From Middle High German gelt (Modern German Geld), from Old High German gelt (“payment, money”), from Proto-Germanic *geldą (“reward, gift, money”), from Proto-Indo-European *gheldh- (“to pay”). Reinforced by Yiddish געלט (gelt). Cognate with native geld, Dutch geld (“money”), Danish gjæld (“debt”), Swedish gäld (“debt”).
(usually uncountable, plural gelts)
From Yiddish געלט (gelt). See above for more.