WA past hild, pp. hild, hilded
'covered, concealed'(Modern English hill)
Always derived from ON, cp. OIcel hylja 'hide, cover' < PGmc *xuljan- (cp. Go huljan, OFris bi-hella, OS bi-hullean, OHG hullen) derived on the zero-grade of the st. v. *xelan, cp. OE helan 'conceal, hide', OFris hela, OS helan, OHG helan. A verbal derivative on the u-grade is not attested in OE, although some commentators reconstruct a *hyllan.
Proposed ON Etymon (OIcel representative)
hylja 'to hide, cover'
(ONP hylja (2) (vb.))
Other Scandinavian Reflexes
Far hylja, Icel hylja, Norw hylja, Dan hylle, Sw hölja
Phonological and morphological markers
First attested in the mid 13c., this v. is widespread in ME. In MnE, it is recorded from N/EM dial.
Occurrences in the Gersum Corpus
Cl 1397; WA 146, 1010, 3450 etc.
The D MS of WA reads <hold> at 1010.