Other Word Forms of Smolt
Origin of Smolt
From Middle English smolt, smylt, from Old English smolt, smeolt (“mild, peaceful, serene, still, gentle, clear, bright"), from Proto-Indo-European *smultaz, *smeltaz (“quiet, gentle"), from Proto-Indo-European *(s)meld- (“to beat, grind, crush, make weak"). Cognate with Scots smolt (“calm"), Old Saxon smultro (“quiet"), Middle Dutch smolt, smout (“weak, gentle, quiet"), Middle High German smolz (“dear, lovely, beautiful, sheen").
Middle English from Medieval Latin smoltus probably of Old English origin
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Probably an alteration of smelt, due to smolt (“smooth"). See above.
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