Origin of Scald
From Anglo-Norman, Old Northern French escalder (Old French eschalder, French échauder), from Late Latin excaldare (“bathe in hot water"), from Latin ex- (“off, out") + calidus (“hot") from whence English calorie.
Middle English scalden from Old North French escalder from Late Latin excaldāre to wash in hot water Latin ex- ex- Latin calidus, caldus warm, hot kelə-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Alteration of scall.
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