From Middle English golden, a restored form (due to the noun gold) of earlier Middle English gulden, gylden, gilden, from Old English gylden ("golden"), from Proto-Germanic *gulþīnaz ("golden, made of gold"), equivalent to gold + -en. Cognate with Dutch gouden, gulden, German gülden, golden, Danish gylden ("golden"). More at gold.
From gold + -en, or perhaps a derivation from the adjective above.
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