Wold meaning

wōld
An open rolling upland area, as found in several regions of England.
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An elevated, treeless tract of land; specif., a chain of treeless, rolling hills.
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Tennyson.

The wind that beats the mountain, blows / More softly round the open wold.

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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 *walþuz, from Proto-Indo-European *wel(É™)-t- (cf. Welsh gwallt "˜hair', Lithuanian váltis "˜oat awn', Serbo-Croatian vlât "˜ear (of wheat)', Ancient Greek λάσιος (lásios) "˜hairy'). See also the related term weald.

    From Wiktionary