schuld etymology

Dutch word schuld comes from Proto-Indo-European *sḱl̥-, Proto-Indo-European *(s)kéltis, and later Proto-Germanic *skuldiz (Bound, obliged Debt. Fault, blame, guilt. Obligation.)

Detailed word origin of schuld

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
*sḱl̥- Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*(s)kéltis Proto-Indo-European (ine-pro)
*skuldiz Proto-Germanic (gem-pro) Bound, obliged Debt. Fault, blame, guilt. Obligation.
skult Old Dutch (odt)
schout Middle Dutch (dum)
schuld Dutch (nld) Blame; fault (responsibility for a mishap or mistake). Debt (money owed). Guilt (state of having been found legally guilty). Guilt; fault (condition of moral deficiency).