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Definition of "hild" [hild]

  • An obsolete form of held, preterit and past participle of hold.
  • An element in proper names of Anglo-Saxon, German, or Scandinavian origin, as in Hilda (AS. Hild, etc.), Hildebert (OHG. Hiltibraht, ‘battle-bright’), Hildebrand (OHG. Hiltibrant, German Hildebrand, Icel. Hildibrandr, ‘battle-sword’), Hildegund (MHG. Hiltegunt, ‘battle-conflict’), Brunhild (OHG. Brunihild, MHG. Brünhilt, Icel. Brynhildr, ‘mailed battle’), Grimhild (MHG. Grīmhilt, Krīmhilt, Chrīmhilt, Chriemhilt, Kriemhilt, Icel. Grīmhildr, ‘helmet-battle’), Matilda (ML. and E., contr. Maud, MHG. Mahthilt, Mechtilt, French Mathilde, ‘might-battle’), etc.

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Use "hild" in a sentence
  • "I do not have time, now, to expand on the research that might specifically identify the mongrel authors of our present miseries, but I suspect the name, "Rots-hild" - (red-sign), or "rots-child" - (no foreign language translation required) would be quite close to the mark."
  • "Rate It hild workers, some as young as 10, have been found working in a textile factory in conditions close to slavery to produce clothes that appear destined for Gap Kids"
  • "She wanted to cry out, It's all spoiled, like an angry, thwarted -hild."