geld (n.) Look up geld at Dictionary.com
"royal tax in medieval England," Old English gield "payment, tribute," from Proto-Germanic *geldam "payment" (cognates: Middle High German gelt "payment, contribution," German geld "money," Old Norse gjald "payment," Gothic gild "tribute, tax"), from PIE root of yield (v.).
geld (v.) Look up geld at Dictionary.com
"to castrate," c.1300, from Old Norse gelda "castrate" from geldr "barren," from Proto-Germanic *galdu-, from PIE *ghel- (3) "to cut." Related: Gelded. Compare Old Norse geldr "yielding no milk, dry," Old High German galt "barren," said of a cow.