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 for geld
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Geld \Geld\, n. [AS. gild, gield, geld, tribute, payment, fr.
     gieldan to pay, render. See Yield.]
     Money; tribute; compensation; ransom.[Obs.]
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     Note: This word occurs in old law books in composition, as in
           danegeld, or danegelt, a tax imposed by the Danes;
           weregeld, compensation for the life of a man, etc.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: cut off the testicles (of male animals such as horses);
           "the vet gelded the young horse" [syn: geld, cut]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  18 Moby Thesaurus words for "geld":
     alter, castrate, change, demasculinize, desexualize, effeminate,
     effeminatize, effeminize, emasculate, eunuchize, fix, mutilate,
     neuter, sissify, soften, spay, unsex, womanize

From Bouvier's Law Dictionary, Revised 6th Ed (1856) :

  GELD, old Eng. law. It signifies a fine or compensation for an offence; 
  also, rent, money or tribute. 

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