Seld vs Sheld - What's the difference?

seld | sheld |


As adjectives the difference between seld and sheld

is that seld is (archaic) rare, uncommon while sheld is (uk|dialect) variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald.

As an adverb seld

is (obsolete|or|dialectal|scotland) seldom.

seld

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • (archaic) Rare, uncommon.
  • Unusual, unwonted.
  • Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • (obsolete, or, dialectal, Scotland) Seldom.
  • *, Folio Society, 2006, vol.1, p.191:
  • knowing how far such an amitie is from the common use, and how seld seene and rarely found, I looke not to finde a competent judge.

    Derived terms

    * (l)

    Anagrams

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    sheld

    English

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (UK, dialect) variegated; spotted; speckled; piebald
  • Derived terms

    * shelduck (Webster 1913)