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  • royal tax in medieval England, c. 1600, as a historical term, from Medieval Latin geldum, from Old English gield "payment, tax, tribute, compensation," from Proto-Germanic *geldam "payment" (source also of Middle High German gelt "payment, contribution," German geld "money," Old Norse gjald "payment," Gothic gild "tribute, tax"), from PIE root *gheldh- "to pay" (see yield (v.)).1600

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  • Geld Geld is the Germanic word for gold or money. It may also refer to:Lord Geld, main antagonist of Konami 1990's arcade game Violent Storm Danegeld, a tax raised to pay tribute to Viking raiders Heregeld, a tax raised in medieval England to pay for the army Land Tax, based on hides in the Middle Ages Weregeld, a value placed on every being and piece of property Gelding, a castrated horse or other equine
  • Geld Geld is the Germanic word for gold or money. It may also refer to:Lord Geld, main antagonist of Konami 1990's arcade game Violent Storm Danegeld, a tax raised to pay tribute to Viking raiders Heregeld, a tax raised in medieval England to pay for the army Land Tax, based on hides in the Middle Ages Weregeld, a value placed on every being and piece of property Gelding, a castrated horse or other equine
  • Gelding A gelding is a castrated horse or other equine, such as a donkey or a mule. Castration, as well as the elimination of hormonally driven behavior associated with a stallion, allows a male horse to be calmer and better-behaved, making the animal quieter, gentler and potentially more suitable as an everyday working animal. The gerund and participle "gelding" and the infinitive "to geld" refer to the castration procedure itself.
  • Danegeld The Danegeld was a tax raised to pay tribute to the Viking raiders to save a land from being ravaged. It was called the geld or gafol in eleventh-century sources. It was characteristic of royal policy in both England and Francia during the ninth through eleventh centuries, collected both as tributary, to buy off the attackers, and as stipendiary, to pay the defensive forces. The term Danegeld did not appear until the late eleventh century. In Anglo-Saxon England tribute payments to the Danes was known as gafol and the levy raised to support the standing army, for the defense of the realm, was known as heregeld (army-tax).
  • Dane-geld (poem) "Dane-geld" is a poem by British writer Rudyard Kipling (1865-1936). It relates to the unwisdom of paying "Danegeld", or what is nowadays called blackmail and protection money. The most famous lines are "once you have paid him the Danegeld/ You never get rid of the Dane."
  • Altes Geld Altes Geld is an Austrian TV dark comedy series created by David Schalko, revolving around the dysfunctions of a wealthy Viennese family. It was originally broadcast on Flimmit, ORF's online platform in early 2015, before being aired on ORF eins in Austria in November. Subsequently, it aired on RTL Crime in Germany in February 2016. It also screened at the International Film Festival Rotterdam in 2016. The main role, played by Udo Kier, was originally to be played by Gert Voss, before his sudden death.
  • Geld oder Leben! Geld oder Leben! is an album by the Austrian band Erste Allgemeine Verunsicherung.
  • Freigeld As part of the theory of Freiwirtschaft, Freigeld is a monetary unit proposed by Silvio Gesell.
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