dule

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Etymology[edit]

From Old French dol or doel (anguish), from Vulgar Latin dolus, from Latin dolēre (to grieve). Later influenced by or reborrowed from early Middle English dool. Cognate with English dole. Compare modern French deuil (mourning).

Pronunciation[edit]

Adjective[edit]

dule (comparative duler, superlative dulest)

  1. sad, sorrowful
    15th century, William Dunbar, Meditation In Winter, poem:
    My dule spreit dois lurk for schoir.
    My sorrowful spirit hides for fear.

Noun[edit]

dule (uncountable)

  1. grief, sadness, sorrow