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Old (adj.) Old English ald (Anglian), eald (West Saxon) ‘aged, antique, primeval; elder, experienced,’ from Proto-Germanic *althaz ‘grown up, adult’ (source also of Old Frisian ald, Gothic alþeis, Dutch oud, German alt), originally a past participle stem of a verb meaning ‘grow, nourish’ (compare Gothic alan ‘to grow up,’ Old Norse ala ‘to nourish’), from PIE […]

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