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Extreme old age; a life of many years.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in The Northern Verse Psalter. From a first element of uncertain origin (perhaps alder-, used as a simple intensifier, after alder-eldest; or perhaps alder, west midland variant of elder) + eld.
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