Wald definition

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(UK dialectal) Command; control; possession.
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(UK dialectal, intransitive) To govern; inherit.
verb
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(UK dialectal) Power; strength.
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Origin of wald

  • From Middle English walden, from Old English wealdan (“to rule, control, determine, direct, command, govern, possess, wield, exercise, cause, bring about”), from Proto-Germanic *waldaną (“to rix, reign”), from Proto-Indo-European *waldʰ- (“to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess”). Cognate with German walten (“to prevail, reign, dominate”), Danish volde (“to cause”), Icelandic valda (“to cause”), Lithuanian valda (“land property”), Lithuanian valdyti (“to rule”).

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  • From Middle English wald, iwald, from Old English ġeweald (“might, power, possession, control, command, dominion, bridle, protection, subjection, groin, pudenda”), from Proto-Germanic *waldą (“might, power, main”), from Proto-Indo-European *waldʰ- (“to be strong, be powerful, prevail, possess”). Cognate with German Gewalt (“force, power, control, violence”), Swedish våld (“force, violence”).

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  • From Middle English wald, from Old English weald (“high land covered with wood, woods, forest”), from Proto-Germanic *walþuz, whence also Old High German wald (German Wald) and Old Norse vǫllr (Faroese vøllur, Norwegian voll, Icelandic völlur).

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