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1 a late time of life; "old age is not for sissies"; "he's showing his years"; "age hasn't slowed him down at all"; "a beard white with eld"; "on the brink of geezerhood" [syn: old age, years, age, geezerhood]
2 a time in life (usually defined in years) at which some particular qualification or power arises; "she was now of school age"; "tall for his eld" [syn: age]

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eldo, ieldo, from eald ‘old’. Cognate with Danish ælde.




  1. One's age.
  2. In the context of "archaic|or|poetic": Old age.
    • 1912, Arthur S. Way, translating Euripides, Medea, Heinemann 1946, p. 329:
      the alien wife / No crown of honour was as eld drew on.
  3. In the context of "archaic|or|poetic": Antiquity, olden times.
    Men were heroes in days of eld.



  • /ˈɛld/|lang=sv


  1. fire, a continued chemical exothermic reaction where a gaseous material reacts, and which creates enough heat to evaporate more combustible material
  2. something set up as to burn, such as a campfire or a bonfire
  3. In the context of "uncountable|alchemy|lang=sv": fire; one of the classical, or basic, elements
  4. fire; the in-flight projectiles from a gun or similar

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Extensive Definition

Eld is the third full-length album release by Norwegian progressive metal band Enslaved.

Track listing

  1. "793 (Slaget om Lindisfarne)" (793 (The Battle of Lindisfarne)) – 16:10
  2. "Hordalendigen" (The Man from Hordaland) – 5:19
  3. "Alfablot" (Sacrifice to the Elves) – 6:33
  4. "Kvasirs Blod" (The Blood of Kvasir) – 7:51
  5. "For Lenge Siden" (A Long Time Ago) – 8:08
  6. "Glemt" (Forgotten) – 8:04
  7. "Eld" (Fire) – 6:36


eld in Danish: Eld
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