The wind that beats the mountain, blows / More softly round the open wold.
Origin of wold
- Middle English from Old English weald forest
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English wald, wold, from Old English (Anglian) wald (cf. weald), from Proto-Germanic *walÃ¾uz, from Proto-Indo-European *wel(É™)-t- (cf. Welsh gwallt "˜hair', Lithuanian vÃ¡ltis "˜oat awn', Serbo-Croatian vlÃ¢t "˜ear (of wheat)', Ancient Greek Î»Î¬ÏƒÎ¹Î¿Ï‚ (lÃ¡sios) "˜hairy'). See also the related term weald.