Appendix:Orphaned words

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Orphaned words are words that are now rare or obsolete from which commonly used, extant words in the same language have been formed, usually by adding a suffix or prefix. They may also be considered roots of the extant words.

Examples are:


Orphaned word Extant word True root
gainly ungainly unknown
gruntle disgruntle unknown
kempt unkempt kembed
fro to and fro
reck reckless reccan
ruth ruthless unknown
were werewolf wer