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bield

transitive verb \ ˈbēl(d) \

Definition of bield

bielded; bielding; bields
now chiefly Scottish

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Origin and Etymology of bield

Middle English belden to assist, encourage, protect, from Old English beldan, byldan to encourage, denominative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold


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bield

noun \ ˈbēl(d) \

Definition of bield

plural -s
1 chiefly Scottish : shelter, protection
2 chiefly Scottish
a : a place affording shelter : refuge
b : a habitation for humans or animals

Origin and Etymology of bield

Middle English belde shelter, confidence, boldness, from Old English beldo, byldo boldness; akin to Old High German beldī boldness, Gothic balthei; derivative from the stem of Old English bald, beald bold


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