GELD

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Name Element

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Origin and Meaning

Germanic name element

Ancient Germanic

*-geldaz = 'paying one' [1]
*geldhan = 'to refund', 'to reward' [2]

Proto-Norse

*geldaR = 'paying one' [3]
*gelþan = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]

Old Norse

gjalda = 'to pay' [1] [5]
gjalda = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]
gjaldr = 'paying one' [3]

Gothic

gildan = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]

Old Swedish

gialla = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]

Old High German

geltan = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]
gelt = 'payment', 'tribute', 'sacrifice'

Old Frisian

gelda = 'money' [6]
hjeld = 'money' [6]
jelda = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]
jield = 'money' [6]

Old Saxon

geld = 'sacrifice', 'reward' [6] geldan = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]

Old English

gield = 'payment', 'sum of money'; 'service', 'offering', 'worship' ġieldan = 'to pay', 'to return', 'to yield', 'to repay', 'to owe a dept' [4]

Related Names

See Gilda, Jella, Jelle

Combinations

Name
Element    
Example
IN see Ingeld (English)
INN see Ingeld (English)

Last Element Forms

-gel -geld
-giald -gialdr
-giäl -giäld -giæld
-gjald -gjaldr -gjaldur
-gjel

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Lena Peterson: Nordiskt runnamnslexikon (2002)
  2. Wilfried Seibicke: Historisches Deutsches Vornamenbuch (Band 1-4)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Kristoffer Kruken og Ola Stemshaug: Norsk Personnamnleksikon (1995)
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 4.5 4.6 4.7 Ferdinand Holthausen: Vergleichendes und Etymologisches Wörterbuch des Altwestnordischen (1948)
  5. Gulbrand Alhaug: 10 001 navn - Norsk fornavnleksikon (2011)
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Manno Peters Tammena: Ostfriesische Vornamen von Aafke bis Zwaantje (2007)