From Middle English age, borrowed from Anglo-Norman age, from Old French aage, eage (Modern French âge), from assumed unattested Vulgar Latin *aetāticum, from Latin aetātem, accusative form of aetās, from aevum, ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *h₂eyu- ("vital force").
Displaced native Middle English elde (modern eld; from Old English ieldu, eldo, ieldo).
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