dolven

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dolven

  1. (obsolete) past participle of delve
    And then they made an oratory behind the altar, and would have dolven for to have laid the body in that oratory ...The Golden Legend
    ...and they were oppressed by the loneliness and vastness of the dolven halls and endlessly branching stairs and passages. — J.R.R. Tolkien, Fellowship of the Ring
  2. buried
    He was ded & doluen.William of Palerne
    I had be dolven everydel, And ded, ryght thurgh defaute of slep. — Chaucer
    ...for he smote so strongly and so hard himself in that rock, that all his body was dolven within through the miracle of God.The Travels of Sir John Mandeville

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dolven

  1. plural past indicative and subjunctive of delven

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