- asundre (obsolete)
Originally two words; from Old English on (“a (preposition)”) sundran (“separate position”). Cognate with Danish sønder, Swedish sönder, Dutch zonder, Icelandic sundur and Norwegian sunder/sønder, from Old Norse í sundr, akin to Gothic 𐍃𐌿𐌽𐌳𐍂𐍉 (sundro).
- Into separate parts or pieces; apart.
- Lest anyone find her treasure, she tore the map asunder and cast its pieces into the wind.
- 1985, Kate Bush, Running Up That Hill
- You don't want to hurt me, but see how deep the bullet lies. Unaware that I'm tearing you asunder. There is thunder in our hearts.