gelding


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gelding \Geld"ing\, n. [Icel. gelding a gelding, akin to
   geldingr wether, eunuch, Sw. g[aum]lling gelding, Dan.
   gilding eunuch. See Geld, v. t.]
   A castrated animal; -- usually applied to a horse, but
   formerly used also of the human male.
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         They went down both into the water, Philip and the
         gelding, and Philip baptized him.        --Wyclif (Acts
                                                  viii. 38).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Gelding \Geld"ing\, p. pr., a., & vb. n.
   from Geld, v. t.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Geld \Geld\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Gelded or Gelt (?); p. pr. &
   vb. n. Gelding.] [Icel. gelda to castrate; akin to Dan.
   gilde, Sw. g[aum]lla, and cf. AS. gilte a young sow, OHG.
   galt dry, not giving milk, G. gelt, Goth. gilpa siclke.]
   1. To castrate; to emasculate.
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   2. To deprive of anything essential.
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            Bereft and gelded of his patrimony.   --Shak.
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   3. To deprive of anything exceptionable; as, to geld a book,
      or a story; to expurgate. [Obs.] --Dryden.
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